Thursday, June 02, 2016
This man deserves a medal
Habitual criminal killed in black on black violence episode
"A New York man was caught on surveillance footage beating his wife's would-be-rapist to death with a tire iron. Mamadou Diallo was parking outside his building when he got a call from his terrified wife saying a man had broken into their Bronx apartment and tried to rape her, according to police.
Surveillance footage from inside the Claremont Village building shows a half naked Earl Nash, 43, pacing by the elevator after fleeing from Diallo's sixth floor apartment, News 12 Bronx reports. Suddenly, the doors opened and Diallo came rushing out into the sixth floor hallway - grasping a metal tire iron in one hand. Spotting Nash, the 61-year-old charged at the would-be-rapist, furiously striking at him again and again with the tire iron. Nash died at Lincoln Hospital from 'severe trauma to his head and body' about three hours later, according to police.
Diallo was arrested later that evening and initially charged with manslaughter. The charges have since been downgraded to assault. 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."