A Bronx man allegedly beat an attacker to death with what appeared to be a tire iron after the attacker tried to rape the man’s wife, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.
The woman’s 61-year-old husband was arrested on manslaughter charges Tuesday, hours after police say he fatally beat the would-be rapist in the elevator of the couple’s Washington Avenue apartment building.
The alleged rapist, 43-year-old Earl Nash, forced his way into the building shortly after 10 p.m., authorities said.
Nash allegedly knocked at the victim’s door, pushed his way in when she answered and exposed himself and tried to tear off the woman’s clothes, according to sources. Amid the struggle, the woman called for her husband and one of the woman’s cousins tried to fight off Nash.