Forensic Friday to you all, my little gingersnaps. In the news, a man strangled his wife after learning that she damaged his extensive collection of Star Wars toys. I'm not going to say she deserved it but... okay, I'm totally going to say she deserved it.
Rickie La Touche Found Guilty Of Murder: Man Strangled Wife After She Smashed 'Star Wars' Toys
A 30-year-old British man was found guilty of murder for strangling his wife, whom he said had damaged his extensive collection of "Star Wars" toys.
Rickie La Touche, also known as Rickie Nehls, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 12 years, The Telegraph reports.
La Touche confessed to killing Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, in April at their house in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He told Preston Crown Court that Srisroy tried to make his life miserable by, among other things, smashing a collection of "Star Wars" memorabilia he had built up since childhood.
He 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 Daily Mail. She also threatened to leave him and return to her native Thailand, in La Touche's account.
"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," he told the court. "I then just remember getting up from on top of her. I think I've choked her,"
The two had met while La Touche was on vacation in Bangkok in 2001, he told the court. They married after his fourth visit in 2003, and Srisroy received a UK visa two years later.
After the verdict, police reacted soberly, the BBC reports.
"La Touche will now also have to live the rest of his life with the awful knowledge that he is responsible for killing his wife."
Srisroy's mother, meanwhile, paid tribute to her daughter. "Although small in stature she had a big heart and brought happiness to her friends and family," she said.
In itty bitty celebrity news, apparently I missed a lot while I was in Hawaii. Just Bieber gave his virginity to a groupie last year backstage when he was 16 and now he's a father? Is he even old enough to make sperm? So, you guys think this girl is just a fame whore or just a regular one? Oh hey, that's not right at all. Does she realize if this is true she just publicly admitted to statutory rape by filing a paternity suit against Justin Beaver? Don't let those Beliebers get their hands on her. They'll cut her, eh? This is a picture of the alleged baby mama. (Mariah Yeater) Justin, you chose to give your virginity to this groupie?? I mean, she looks very lovely. Nice choice.
You realize, if the paternity test is correct, this poor boy will have the last name of Yeater-Bieber? That in and of itself is a crime.
Justin Bieber Hit With Paternity Suit: Biggest Paternity Scandal Ever?
Published November 02, 2011
Justin Bieber (Reuters)
Is 17-year-old Justin Bieber going to be a "Baby" daddy? A 20-year-old woman filed a paternity lawsuit against Bieber on Monday, claiming he is the father of her 4-month-old son, Star magazine reported.
"While we haven't yet seen THE LAWSUIT, it's sad that someone would fabricate, malicious, defamatory AND demonstrably false claims. We WILL VIGOROUSLY PURSUE all available legal remedies to DEFEND AND protect Justin against THESE ALLEGATIONS," Bieber's rep said in a statement.
The Biebs himself tweeted on Wednesday: "all the rumors...the gossip....Im gonna focus on the positives....the music."
But according to the reports, Mariah Yeater claims that the teen heartthrob is the father of her son, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater, born July 6. Yeater says Bieber came on to her last year, when she was 19. She says they hooked up backstage at L.A.'s Staples Center (his "first time"), after a concert he performed when he was 16.
Yeater now wants Bieber to take a paternity test and provide support for the baby, and a California court has set a December hearing on the case, Radar Online reports. This could go one of two ways: It could be completely bogus, as in the Chris Rock case, or Bieber might be about to grow up really fast.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/11/02/justin-bieber-reportedly-hit-with-paternity-suit-biggest-paternity-scandal-ever/#ixzz1cgSBVxIn
And now, for today's FAIL... it's a crochet never-nude! You know this poor guy is just wearing this because his wife made it. This should be a wife FAIL.
And for today's WIN... the greatest wedding father/daughter dance ever!
Hey, WTF?!! Those crazy Asians are at it once again.
And that's all the time I have for today. Stay away from the Pretty Death toys, and have a Razzle Dazzle weekend. Until Monday then, give your brain a little jolt...
Researchers have discovered that a small jolt of electricity, one that is so small, most patients don't even realize it, can improve a person's math skill. The key is to direct the electricity to pass through the brain's parietal lobe, which is involved in number processing.
What researchers did was teach the participant a new series of symbols (not our common Arabic numerals) that represented numbers. While their brains were being shocked, they tested their ability to organize the numbers. People who had received the electricity were better than people who weren't.
While there's no safe, practical use for these findings at the moment, scientists are excited at the prospect of being able to improve people's abilities in the future. And while people will still need to put an effort behind these skills, they can still help people. In the meantime, please don't lick batteries before your math tests.