Star Wars collectors are devoted, but one fan in England may have taken that devotion too far.
Thirty-year-old d 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.