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A Star Wars fan was arrested and jailed yesterday for LIFE, after he murdered his wife in a revenge attack for smashing his beloved Star Wars toy collection.
30-year-old Rickie La-Touche told a court that his wife Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, trashed his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia.
La-Touche later suffocated her during a row and took off to his mothers sobbing who lived nearby. He later told the police that his wife smashed up his Star Wars collection as part of a “campaign” to make his life a “living hell”. He also claims that he “flipped when she began threatening him that she would return to her homeland of Thailand.
La-Touche was ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of murder!
The couple met on a visit La-Touche made to Thailand, and he became very found of her. They were married shortly after on his fourth visit back to the country.
The incident happened in April after the couple had a violent argument and he later arrived at his mothers in an agitated state.
“She’s put me through it before. I couldn’t let it happen again. I then just remember getting up from on top of her. I think I’ve choked her.”- La-Touche claimed
He denied the murder charge and plead guilty to the lesser manslaughter charge. The coroner filed that she died of asphyxiation due to the attack.
The senior investigator on the case had this to say; “unfortunately we may never know exactly what happened that morning, but I hope La-Touche’e sentence is of some small comfort to Pornpilai’s family.”
“He now has to live the rest of his life knowing that he is responsible for killing his wife.”
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