(Mail Online) A Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his prized collection of toys.
Rickie la Touche, 30, said his wife had had damaged his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia which he had been collecting since he was a child.
During a subsequent row he suffocated Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, before running off to his mother's house to tell her what he had done.
The mother-of-one was later discovered dead on the couple's bed covered with a duvet and pillow in Leigh, Greater Manchester.
He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years yesterday after a jury found him guilty of murder. He had admitted manslaughter.
La Touche - also known as Rickie Nehls - told police his wife had smashed up his Star Wars collection as part of a campaign to 'make his life hell.'
He claimed he was a henpecked husband who 'flipped' after she threatened to leave him to go back to her native Thailand.
He first met her in a bar while on holiday in Bangkok in Thailand in 2001, Preston Crown Court was told...