Husband who beat wife’s would-be rapist to death speaks out after surveillance video emerges

The New York cab driver who beat his wife’s would-be rapist to death has said he never wanted to kill the attacker.

Mamadou Diallo was captured on surveillance footage brutally beating Earl Nash to death with a tire iron – moments after receiving a call from his terrified wife saying that a man had broken into their Bronx apartment and tried to rape her.

‘I do not want to kill that man,’ Diallo told the New York Post after he was released from custody last night. ‘I’m not happy because I know a man died and I know they put my name with somebody who died.’

The 61-year-old, originally from Guinea, said that Nash, 43, had left him little choice after he attacked Diallo’s wife Yasmiin on Monday evening, leaving her bloody and naked.

This is the moment a New York man was caught on surveillance footage beating his wife's would-be-rapist to death with a tire iron. Mamadou Diallo (pictured, left) confronts his wife's would-be-rapist, after running into him in the hallway of his apartment building, with a tire iron

‘I defended my wife because she was a victim,’ Diallo said, adding that it was not in his religion to kill. ‘He hit her head, he take the clothes off my wife and try to rape her.’

‘I am not thinking (the police) are going to take me because someone came into my house, take my wife’s clothes off to rape my wife.’

Diallo was arrested following the attack on Monday evening and initially charged with manslaughter. The charges have since been downgraded to assault.

Surveillance footage from inside the Claremont Village building shows a half naked Nash, 43, pacing by the elevator after fleeing from Diallo’s sixth floor apartment,News 12 Bronx reports.

Suddenly, the doors had opened and Diallo came rushing out into the sixth floor hallway – grasping a metal tire iron in one hand.

Spotting Nash, who had tried to side step him into the elevator, the 61-year-old charged at the would-be-rapist, furiously striking at him again and again with the tire iron.

He hit Diallo's wife, ripped her clothes off and tried to rape her, according to policeEx-con Nash, who was shirtless and still appeared to be pulling up his pants, tried to escape the attack, chased by Dallio.

The action disappeared out of shot for a moment as the beating continued in the elevator, which was left splattered in blood after the attack.

At one point, Nash, an ex-con, appears to have shoved Diallo clear of the elevator, who staggered back into the hallway before continuing the brutal beating.

Nash died at Lincoln Hospital from ‘severe trauma to his head and body’ about three hours later, according to police.

The cab driver was cheered on by members of the Guinean community and his family on Tuesday evening as he left the Bronx Criminal Court after the judge freed him on his own recognizance.

No doubt: Supporters react as Mamadou Diallo, 61, leaves Bronx Criminal Court after being released 

Police say that Nash, who has a lengthy criminal history, slipped past the apartment building entrance around 10pm on Monday by following a resident in.

He knocked on a number of apartments asking for water before Diallo’s wife, identified as Nenegale Diallo, 51, by DNAinfo  opened the door thinking it was her son.

He knocked on a number of apartments asking for water before Diallo’s wife, identified as Nenegale Diallo, 51, by DNAinfo  opened the door thinking it was her son.Police say that Nash, who has a lengthy criminal history, slipped past the apartment building entrance around 10pm on Monday by following a resident in.

Nenegale’s sister was also home at the time.

Nash forced his way in, locked the door behind him and started taking off his pants, according to police reports.

When Nenegale offered him money, he reportedly said: ‘I don’t wan’t money. I’m going to rape you.’

Nash beat Nenegale in the head with a chair before tearing off her clothes after she tried to run to the door for help.

He also attacked her sister in the assault which continued for 20 minutes until the two women were able to fight him off for long enough for Nenegale to call her husband.

Diallo, a cab driver, was in a car outside the building.

He rushed inside and found Nash on the sixth floor, where his wife was naked in the hallway.

She told the NY Daily News: ‘While it was going on, I was thinking I was going to die. I told my husband, ‘Don’t let him out!”

The two men fought inside the elevator, which was left covered in blood after Diallo fractured Nash’s skull.

After he was released from custody, the 61-year-old told reporters he had acted in ‘self-defense’.

‘He threatened my wife,’ he added as left the 42nd Precinct yesterday, ABC reported.

Diallo’s wife has sustained minor injuries, like bruises and bumps on her head, but she told DNAinfo: ‘I’m OK. I had a headache.’

The couple’s son said, ‘I was shocked, I was mad, I had many different emotions going through my mind,’ before adding he was relieved his father stepped in.

Family members defended Diallo on Tuesday, saying he was trying to protect his wife.

Diallo was arrested once before, although the records are sealed. Neighbors suggested he was an upstanding citizen.

‘He seemed like a fine gentleman. He’s a hard-working person. You don’t see him getting into any kind of trouble,’ neighbor Amadu Kamara told NY Daily News.

Nash, who had 19 arrests on his record, was convicted for bribery and drug-related charges.

He was released on parole in July 2015, and was most recently arrested on May 14 for harassment.

In 2003, Nash pleaded guilty to the unlawful imprisonment of a 17-year-old, who he held captive for two days, after which authorities said she was sexually abused, stabbed and beaten.

Source: The DailyMail

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