Criminal charges were recently dropped against the Bronx cab driver who beat his wife’s would be rapist to death last May. Mamadou Diallo initially faced assault and weapons charges after bludgeoning Earl Nash to death with a tire iron. Nash was a career criminal who had knocked on the door and pushed his way into the Diallo apartment in the Claremont Village neighborhood. He proceeded to punch Diallo’s wife, Nenegale, several times in the face, telling her he wanted to rape her as he tore clothes off of her body. A Diallo cousin who was also in the apartment at the time, helped fight off Nash and he eventually fled the apartment.
Diallo’s wife had immediately called her husband after the attacker fled and told him what had happened. Diallo, who had been out parking his car, rushed in and met Nash at the elevator. When his wife pointed at Nash, saying he was the attacker, Diallo proceeded to beat Nash for two minutes. Nash later died from his wounds in a hospital, which led to the death being ruled a homicide in August.