A New York man was arrested for attacking a man who allegedly attempted to rape his wife, causing injuries that led to the would-be rapist's death.
Nenegale Diallo, 51, said she was inside of her Bronx apartment when a man, later identified by police as Earl D. Nash, 43, forcibly entered the home and made an attempt to rape her, according to WNYW. Nash allegedly hit her, causing contusions on her forehead, and also tried to rip her clothes off.
According to Nenegale, the attack occurred after she heard banging on the door of her apartment around 9 p.m. on May 30 and assumed that her son had come home, the NY Daily News reports. When she opened the door, she saw Nash, who reportedly forced his way into the home and took off his pants.
"I'll give you money," Nenegale said she told him, the NY Daily News notes.
"I don't want money," Nash reportedly answered. "I’m going to rape you."
While screaming and trying to fight Nash off, the woman said she used her cellphone to contact her husband, Mamadou Diallo, 61. Mamadou was outside of the apartment at the time and came back to find Nash in the building's sixth floor hallway.
"While it was going on, I was thinking I was going to die," Nenegale told the NY Daily News. She was reportedly left naked in the hallway after Nash's attack.
"I see my husband," she added, "I say, 'That’s him! Don't let him out!'"
Mamadou punched Nash multiple times, leaving him with severe head and body trauma, according to WNYW. Nash allegedly hit Mamadou with a belt, while Mamadou beat Nash with a tire iron, the NY Daily News notes.
Police responded to the call about the assault and attempted rape at 10:16 p.m. that night, WNYW reports. The EMS took Nash to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of his severe injuries.
Nash had a history of trouble with the law. He had previously been arrested for drugs, assault, unlawful imprisonment, robbery and arson, according to the NY Daily News. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly held a 17-year-old girl captive for two days. The girl had reportedly been sexually abused, beaten and stabbed, suffering serious injuries.
Mamadou was arrested and has been charged with manslaughter for Nash's death.
"Self defense," Mamadou said in response to the charges, the NY Daily News reports. "He threatened my wife, he threatened my wife."