Husband of slain Caroline Crouch expected to face murder charges

Husband of slain Caroline Crouch expected to face murder charges

Husband of slain Caroline Crouch expected to face murder charges

Charalambos "Babis" Anagnostopoulos has confessed to murdering his British wife Caroline Crouch at their home in Glyka Nera, Athens, after initially claiming she died in a robbery, police have said.

Her husband, Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, staged a robbery, calling police to say that he and his wife had been tied up by robbers who killed her after breaking into the property looking for valuables.

Caroline Crouch, 20, a British national who grew up in Greece, was found murdered in a bedroom on May 11 after her husband reported the crime to the police.

Greek police on Thursday issued a press release stating that the suspect confessed to killing his wife in their house in the suburb of Glyka Nera in Athens.

'The perpetrator is her 33-year-old husband, who confessed to his act'.

Her body was found next to her baby, who was at home at the time of Ms Crouch's death but was not harmed.

Helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, will also face a criminal charge of animal abuse after killing the family's dog and a lesser charge for giving false testimony to the police and casting suspicion on others for his actions.

The police announced on Thursday (17 June) that new evidence had come to light and that Mr Anagnostopoulos had been brought in for questioning after attending a memorial service on the island of Alonissos, where Ms Crouch grew up.

British student Caroline Crouch 20 with her pilot husband
British student Caroline Crouch 20 with her pilot husband Credit Instagram

The mayor of Alonissos, Petros Vafinis, told newsit.gr: "The police were very discreet and there was no disturbance at the memorial".

The death of Caroline Crouch spawned headlines around the world, millions shocked by a tale of home invasion, brutal violence and a young mother stolen from her family.

When officers arrived at the couple's home they found the couple's 11-month-old daughter Lydia hitting her dead mother in an attempt to wake her up.

On May 16, a 30-year-old was arrested in connection with the murder while trying to travel to Bulgaria via Evros in northern Greece with a fake passport, local papers reported.

Mr Anagnostopoulos had told broadcasters at the time that the attack has been a "nightmare".

"What I and my family and my wife's family went through, let no one go through it again", he said, according to Greek news outlet Proto Thema. We asked them not to hurt us.

'Police are doing their job and they will catch them.

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