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Letter: Husband was rightly defending his wife

Mamadou Diallo, charged with manslaughter in the killing

Mamadou Diallo, charged with manslaughter in the killing late last night of Earl Nash in the Bronx, exits the 42nd Precinct in New York, on Tuesday May 31, 2016. Earl Nash, the deceased, allegedly broke into Diallo's residence and attacked his wife. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

I’m still shaking my head in disbelief after reading about the assault charge against Mamadou Diallo, a Bronx cabdriver [“Man who cops say killed attacker freed,” News, June 2].

If he were my husband and let Earl Nash escape after Nash allegedly hit and tried to rape Diallo’s wife, being in jail would be preferable to living in the house with me.

Diallo fought with Nash in a hallway outside of their apartment, where Diallo hit Nash with a tire iron. Nash later died at a hospital.

Diallo does not deserve to be charged in the death; rather, he deserves a medal.

Linda Berdar, Bohemia