Wife killed for smashing husband’s Star Wars toys

Rickie La Touche

A 30-year-old English man who choked his wife to death after she destroyed his cherished collection of “Star Wars” toys was jailed for life yesterday.

Rickie La Touche, also known as Rickie Nehls, killed Pornpilai Srisroy in April during a violent row that began as soon as they woke up in the morning. After killing her 28-year-old wife, La Touche ran down the street sobbing to his mother’s house, which was nearby. He later told police his wife had damaged his Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker figures which he had been collecting since he was a kid.

The couple met in 2001 and married two years later. La Touche claimed that Srisroy had previously hit him with with a pool cue, and had threatened to kill him while he was asleep and “cut him up and eat him,” according to The Telegraph.

La Touche denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He will be eligible for parole in 12 years.