07:30 AEST Fri Nov 4 2011
By ninemsn staff
A Star Wars fanatic strangled his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his collection of toys and memorabilia in Manchester.
Ricki La Touche, 30, told the Preston Crown Court Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, damaged his Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker memorabilia as part of a campaign to "make his life hell," the Daily Mail reports.
La Touche choked her to death during a subsequent argument in April at their home in Leigh, Greater Manchester, before going to his mother's house to tell her what had happened.
La Touch — who met his wife in a Bangkok bar 10 years ago and married her on his fourth visit to the country two years later — told the court he snapped after she threatened to leave him and go back to Bangkok.
The 30-year-old claimed he was the victim of domestic abuse from his wife, who once hit him over the head with a pool cue and threatened to kill him and "cut him up and eat him".
When police came to arrest La Touche he told them: "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."
La Touche, who admitted manslaughter, was jailed for life yesterday after a jury found him guilty of murder.
Now not to, undermine the tragedy of this extreme case of nerdrage, but that's exactley what I'm going to do, re-reading this bit:
I think these two would have made an awesome sitcom.