In the ultimate case of "don't touch my stuff," a British fan and collector slipped into a homicidal rage after his wife tried to "make his life hell" by destroying his beloved Star Wars memorabilia.
According to the Mirror, 30-year-old 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.
(via The Daily What)