In Justice, We Trust!
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 heâ€™d been building since he was a boy and was worth in the â€œthousands of pounds.â€
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 â€¦ without him. In a police interview, La-Touche said, â€œâ€My wife is from Thailand and she keeps threatening to leave. We argued and she said she was going to make my life hell. â€¦ Sheâ€™s put me through it before. I couldnâ€™t let that happen again. I then just remember getting up from on top of her. I think Iâ€™ve choked her.â€
La-Touche plead guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison.