Last night, around 9:30 PM, a woman and her two children were inside their family apartment on Washington Avenue, in the Bronx. The man of the house, Mamadou Diallo, was outside. The family heard a knock on the door. When the door was answer, Earl Nash, 43, bumrushed into the apartment, beating the woman and stripping off her clothes while the children watched in horror. The woman was able to break away from her assailant, grab a phone and call her husband, Mamadou.
Diallo jumped into action to protect his wife and kids. He met Nash on the sixth floor and, like any self-respecting husband, beat the breaks off of his wife’s attacker. When police arrived on the scene, they found Nash “unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to the head and body.” He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died later on. Diallo, 61, was taken into custody. The heroic husband and father faces charges of manslaughter.
Though his father faces serious charges, Diallo’s son, Abdul says he wouldn’t handle the situation any differently. “I think any husband would do the same thing as what he did,” he told CBS New York. “You see your wife being attacked and sexually harassed, you’re going to beat on the person. You are not just going to sit there and let the person leave or whatever. So I don’t think he’s wrong.”
Abdul’s mother is still in the hospital in recovery. He expressed his disbelief that no neighbors came to his family’s aid. “I’m mad because 20 minutes and nobody heard the commotion that was going on? Nobody came in to see what was going on,” he said. “They just came at the end when my dad was fighting with the guy. It was to late.”