It’s cases like these that will make all of society AFRAID of defending their lives. This husband should NOT be punished for protecting his wife.
An enraged husband savagely beat a would-be rapist to death with a tire iron after the man went after his wife inside their Bronx apartment, police sources said Tuesday.
Career criminal Earl Nash became a crime statistic Monday night in a violent throwdown with Mamadou Diallo inside an elevator at the Claremont Village apartment building, source said.
Nash, 43, was bolting from the apartment when the 61-year-old Diallo arrived — rushing to the building after a phone call from his anguished wife, sources said.
“While it was going on, I was thinking I was going to die,” the wife told the Daily News about the ordeal that left her naked and terrified in the hallway. “I told my husband, ‘Don’t let him out!’”
Diallo chased Nash into an sixth-floor elevator, where a violent battle ensued. Sources said Nash was beating Diallo with a belt as the husband bashed him in the head and body with the tire iron.
Nash suffered a fractured skull, and died at Lincoln Hospital.
The wife said she thought her son was home when she heard pounding on the front door around 9 p.m. She was greeted instead by the crazed Nash, who forced his way inside and started dropping his pants.
“I’ll give you money,” the wife said.
“I don’t wan’t money,” Nash replied. “I’m going to rape you.”
The wife told The News that Nash then tore off all her clothes and bashed her repeatedly in the head with a chair as she fought for her life.
Diallo’s brother insisted that Nash instigated the lethal brawl.
“The guy punched him, he started fighting,” Ibrahima Diallo, 52, told the Daily News. “… This man said he’s gonna kill him, kill his family.”
Cab driver Mamadou Diallo instead killed Nash, who had 19 prior arrests. He was released from prison just last year after serving nine years for bribery and Lyft drug possession.
Diallo, a native of Guinea in West Africa, was charged with manslaughter in the death, officials said.