Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bronx Man Arrested For Manslaughter After Beating Wife’s Attacker To Death

A husband has been arrested after police said he beat a man to death who was allegedly trying to rape his wife inside their apartment in the Bronx.

Mamadou Diallo, 61, has been charged with manslaughter, police said.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to 911 calls at an apartment building on Washington Avenue.

Diallo’s son Abdul said his mother and sister were alone inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door. When they answered, police said an attacker rushed in and started beating the mom and then pulled off her clothes.

The victim was able to break free and grab a phone to call her Diallo, who was outside the building, police said.

Diallo came rushing inside and met the attacker on the sixth floor hallway, police said. That’s where police said Diallo beat the suspect, who has been identified as 43-year-old Earl Nash.[...]

Diallo was then taken into custody. His son Abdul said he would have done the same thing.

“I think any husband would do the same thing as what he did,” he told CBS2’s Magdalena Doris. “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.” [...]


  1. This is sounding like Sedom's rules. He fended off a violent attacker and he gets arrested? Unless they have evidence that he killed the disgusting animal after he had been completely subdued. But this animal died later in the hospital.

  2. How is it different in halacha? If you can disable a rodef just as easily as kill him are you still okay to do the latter?

  3. For a close relative where strong emotions are involved there are clearly poskim who say that using more force than needed to stop him is ok - even if the rodef is killed.

    Vol II of my Child and Domestic Abuse pages 59-61 present the sources

  4. The reporter says he met him running away, on the landing on the way down. The kid says the same, "not just going to sit there and let the person leave." Seems pretty clear that he killed the guy after the fact, not in order to prevent the rape.

    The whole story sounds a bit fishy to me anyhow.

  5. Such an insane and brazen person can never be subdued unless Bobbitized as to say lehatzil be'echad m... if you possibly can. This guy is a RODEF at all times, before and after landing, is always weaponized. Were there any warning signs before he attacked?


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