Star Wars fan convicted of killing wife after she smashed his toys

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 15, 2012

In the ultimate case of "don't touch my stuff," a British fan and collector slipped into a homicidal rage after his wife tried to "make his life hell" by destroying his beloved Star Wars memorabilia.

According to the Mirror, 30-year-old Rickie La-Touche plead guilty to choking his wife, Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, to death after she pummeled his collection of Star Wars memorabilia, which he'd been building since he was a boy and was worth in the "thousands of pounds."

La-Touche met his Thailand-born wife in a Bangkok bar 10 years ago, but since then, he claimed, that she was threatening to return home ... without him. In a police interview, La-Touche said:

"My wife is from Thailand and she keeps threatening to leave. We argued and she said she was going to make my life hell. ... She's put me through it before. I couldn't let that happen again. I then just remember getting up from on top of her. I think I've choked her."

La-Touche plead guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison.

(via The Daily What)