Bronx D.A. Dismisses Assault Case Against Mamadou Diallo

Bronx D.A. Dismisses Assault Case Against Mamadou Diallo

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today that a Bronx man will not be prosecuted in the death of a man he had beaten for trying to rape his wife in their apartment.


According to the investigation, Earl Nash, 43, forced his way into the Diallos’ Claremont Village apartment after he saw husband Mamadou Diallo leave. Removing his clothing, he tore the clothes off of Diallo’s wife, beat her and forced himself on her. She then called her husband saying she was being raped. Diallo called 911 on his way back to the apartment and confronted Nash in the elevator, striking him with a tire iron.


Police and emergency medical service arrived at the scene and took Nash to Lincoln Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. Diallo was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.


“This case was a tragedy for all whose lives intersected in that Bronx building,” Clark said. “We waited for three months for the autopsy results, and after a thorough investigation as well as discussions with the deceased’s family we have determined that no grand jury action is warranted, she added.


The cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner to be cardiorespiratory complications associated with blunt force trauma of the head, torso and upper extremities, acute cocaine intoxication and hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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