Caroline Crouch murder latest – Husband charged for murdering Brit wife after 'strangling her to death for FIVE minutes'

A CORONERS report says Caroline Crouch's husband 'strangled her to death for FIVE minutes' after he was formally charged with murder.

Police say Caroline's Greek spouse admitted killing his British wife – just weeks after he claimed she died during a brutal invasion of the couple's home – even creating a gruesome crime scene to cover his tracks.

However Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, told how he smothered his British-born wife by smothering her to death following an eight hour interrogation by Athens homicide detectives.

Following his confession, cops described Babis as a "top class actor" for staging his elaborate crime scene and playing the grieving widower for over a month.

And on Friday, Babis appeared in court where he was officially charged with Caroline's murder – and was seen wearing a bulletproof vest during the hearing due to public anger over his gruesome crimes.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘EIGHT-HOUR INTERROGATION’

    The pilot had killed the Brit in front of his eleventh-month-old daughter who he had cradled in his arms during Caroline’s funeral in Alonissos, where she had been raised after her parents moved to the island.

    Local media reported that police sources claimed that Babis confessed after more than “eight hours of interrogation.”

    “The evidence available to the police was such that it could not refuse it,” the sources said.

    “According to the first information, the 32-year-old pilot claims that his young wife told him when she was determined to take the child and leave him.”

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH DIED ‘IN AGONY’ AS ‘KILLER’ HUSBAND STRANGLED HER TO DEATH FOR FIVE MINUTES, CORONER REVEALS

    TRAGIC Caroline Crouch died in “agony” as her “killer” husband was strangling her for five minutes, the coroner’s report reveals.

    A post-mortem examination of Caroline’s body revealed that there was a struggle moments before her death as she had several bruises in different parts of her body.

    According to the report, the 20-year-old mum was asleep right before she suffered “an agonising, not instant death,” as Babis Anagnostopoulos was smothering the Brit for at least 5-6 minutes.

    The report, has revealed the Brit’s cause of death as asphyxiation, amna.gr reports.

    Caroline had several bruises on her lips and tongue, possibly caused by a sharp object, reports Proto Thema.

    There were no signs of physical abuse.

  • The Sun

    CHILLING BODY LANGUAGE SIGNS THAT EXPOSED HUSBAND’S LIES AS HE FOOLED WORLD IN TV INTERVIEWS

    CHILLING tell-tale signs that exposed Caroline Crouch’s husband as her killer as he tried to fool the world in TV interviews have been revealed.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, smothered the Brit to death then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    WHAT DID BABIS REPORTEDLY SAY WHEN HE CONFESSED TO CAROLINE MURDER?

    According to reports, Babis eventually broke down saying: “That night we had been arguing from early on.

    “At some point she threw the child in her cot and she told me to get up and leave the house.

    “She pushed me and punched me. My judgement became blurred, I strangled her and then I staged the robbery.”

  • The Sun

    EMOTIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD OUTSIDE THE HELLENIC PARLIAMENT IN MEMORY OF BRITISH MOTHER CAROLINE CROUCH WHO WAS KILLED BY HER HUSBAND

     

    Protesters hold a banner 'Call it by name: Femicide' during a gathering in memory of Caroline Crouch, a 20-year-old woman who was murdered by her husband

     

  • The Sun

    CHILLING BODY LANGUAGE SIGNS THAT EXPOSED HUSBAND’S LIES AS HE FOOLED WORLD IN TV INTERVIEWS

    CHILLING tell-tale signs that exposed Caroline Crouch’s husband as her killer as he tried to fool the world in TV interviews have been revealed.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, smothered the Brit to death then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH’S DIARY REVEALS HER ‘MISERY’ AS SHE WANTED TO LEAVE ‘KILLER’ HUSBAND FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

    THE HEARTBREAKING diary of Caroline Crouch, reveals the Brit mum was considering leaving her "killer" husband even before she fell pregnant.

    Diary entries dating back to 2019, reveal that the couple's relationship was far from perfect and was filled with arguments and physical abuse.

    The 20-year-old's diary which is part of a 26-page police file shows that Caroline was considering leaving Babis Anagnostopoulos for a long time, reports amna.gr

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH DIED 'IN AGONY' AS 'KILLER' HUSBAND STRANGLED HER TO DEATH FOR FIVE MINUTES, CORONER REVEALS

    TRAGIC Caroline Crouch died in "agony" as her "killer" husband was strangling her for five minutes, the coroner's report reveals.

    A post-mortem examination of Caroline's body revealed that there was a struggle moments before her death as she had several bruises in different parts of her body.

    According to the report, the 20-year-old mum was asleep right before she suffered "an agonising, not instant death," as Babis Anagnostopoulos was smothering the Brit for at least 5-6 minutes.

    The report, has revealed the Brit's cause of death as asphyxiation, amna.gr reports.

    Caroline had several bruises on her lips and tongue, possibly caused by a sharp object, reports Proto Thema.

    There were no signs of physical abuse.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH’S DIARY REVEALS HER ‘MISERY’ AS SHE WANTED TO LEAVE ‘KILLER’ HUSBAND FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

    The heartbreaking diary of Caroline Crouch, reveals the Brit mum was considering leaving her "killer" husband even before she fell pregnant.

    Diary entries dating back to 2019, reveal that the couple's relationship was far from perfect and was filled with arguments and physical abuse.

    The 20-year-old's diary which is part of a 26-page police file shows that Caroline was considering leaving Babis Anagnostopoulos for a long time, reports amna.gr

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    SOME OF NEW EVIDENCE CAME FROM BABIS’ OWN MOBILE PHONE

    Some of the new evidence came from the pilot’s own mobile phone, as police revealed an app had tracked his repeated steps from the attic to the basement of the home at the time he had claimed to be blindfolded and tied up by the alleged robbers.

    It was discovered the memory card in the security camera of the maisonette the couple shared had also been removed at 1:20am – while he had claimed the thieves broke into the house several hours later.

  • The Sun

    CROUCH ALLEGEDLY TEXTED FRIEND ON NIGHT OF MURDER TO SAY SHE WAS LEAVING BABIS

    Caroline had allegedly messaged a pal on the night of her death, telling them she was leaving Babis.

    The 33-year-old confessed he strangled his 20-year-old wife when she vowed to leave him and staged the crime scene.

    He initially told police that a gang of Albanian criminals had broken into the couple's home in Glyka Nera on May 11.

    Police have described him as a "top-class actor" as he was pretending to be devastated by his wife's death for 38 days.

    According to the investigators he even drowned the family dog and hung its body from a stair banister to blame it on the burglars and strengthen his story.

  • The Sun

    CONTINUED: GREEK COPS SET TRAP FOR CAROLINE CROUCH’S KILLER HUSBAND FEARING HE WOULD ‘FLEE COUNTRY’ AFTER ‘PERFECT CRIME’

    Officers who travelled to the island by helicopter approached him and asked him to follow them in order to identify a suspect they had allegedly arrested at Athen's airport Eleftherios Venizelos.

    Hariklia Theodorou, reportedly a close friend of the family, told Proto Thema that the cops asked him not to "make a scene" because of the media presence and to follow them as discreetly as possible.

    However, moments later they revealed they had actually arrested him as the main suspect in Caroline's murder. 

    Coincidentally the officer who handcuffed him was Caroline's childhood friend, the outlet reported.

    The pilot reportedly begged the officers to let him visit Caroline's graveand was later pictured hugging her mum before taking off.

    Shortly afterwards, after eight hours of interrogation, Babis confessed to killing the Brit mum after a late night row the couple was having on May 11 when she threatened to leave him and take their baby daughter Lydia.

    The 33-year-old admitted he staged a fake robbery and blamed his wife's killing on a fictional gang of Albanian burglars.

    Read the full story here

  • The Sun

    GREEK COPS SET TRAP FOR CAROLINE CROUCH'S KILLER HUSBAND FEARING HE WOULD 'FLEE COUNTRY' AFTER 'PERFECT CRIME'

    Greek cops set up a trap to capture Caroline Crouch's killer husband as they feared he would "flee the country."

    Babis Anagnostopoulos staged a fake robbery and blamed the death of his wife on a gang of criminals while he was playing the role of the grieving widower after committing a "perfect crime," a psychologist has claimed.

    He quickly became the focus of the investigation after cops discovered his story did not match with the data they had found on the couple's smart devices.

    Babis was allowed to attend a memorial service for Caroline on the island of Alonnisos as cops were patiently waiting for the right moment.

    The trap had to be set as police feared the 33-year-old would attempt to flee the country after the ceremony, reports Proto Thema.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH: FIVE CLUES THAT EXPOSED KILLER HUSBAND’S LIES FROM FITNESS TRACKER TO BRIT WIFE’S PULSE MONITOR

    THE twisted cover-up of a murdered Brit’s killer husband was exposed by her pulse monitor and his phone’s fitness app – as well as THREE other key clues.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, confessed to strangling wife Caroline Crouch, 20, after police presented a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.

    He originally claimed robbers burst into his home, on Greek island of Alonissos, who then tied him up and blindfolded him, before torturing and killing Caroline in front of their 11-month-old daughter.

    But detectives have been able to untangle his web of deceit by analysing the couple’s smart devices.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CHILLING BODY LANGUAGE SIGNS THAT EXPOSED HUSBAND’S LIES AS HE FOOLED WORLD IN TV INTERVIEWS

    CHILLING tell-tale signs that exposed Caroline Crouch’s husband as her killer as he tried to fool the world in TV interviews have been revealed.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, smothered the Brit to death then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CONTINUED: WHAT DETAILS DID CAROLINE’S SMARTWATCH GIVE ON HER MURDER?

    "The final recording on the smartwatch is at 04:11 and I believe that death occurred immediately after," she said.

    Previously it had been revealed that brave Caroline had fought her husband for ten minutes before she died.

    The 33-year-old pilot confessed to murdering his wife after she threatened to leave him and take their baby daughter and admitted he staged a crime scene to cover his tracks.

    Babis spent more than a month claiming his wife was a victim of a gang of Albanian thieves who broke into the couple's home in Glyka Nera.

    The helicopter pilot has been described as a "top-class actor" by police as he was pretending to be devastated by his wife's death for 38 days.

    Read the full story here

  • The Sun

    WHAT DETAILS DID CAROLINE'S SMARTWATCH GIVE ON HER MURDER?

    According to data from Caroline's smartwatch, she died between 04:05 and 04:11, when an increase in her heart rate was recorded.

    The coroner's report discloses that a few minutes earlier at 3.58, the young woman's heart rate describes a person who is fast asleep.

    "I consider that the heart rate of 48 to 58 bpm, which is recorded between 01:41 and 03:51 on May 11 2021 corresponds to a period of sleep, and I consider the same for the recorded data of 03:58, when her heart rate stood at 61 bpm, "she noted.

    "At 04:05 her pulse increases abruptly by 50 pct up from a state of sleep. I think at that time the person was in an extreme state of mental or physical stress," she added.

    She concluded that "the death process took place from 04:05 to 04:11.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH: FIVE CLUES THAT EXPOSED KILLER HUSBAND’S LIES FROM FITNESS TRACKER TO BRIT WIFE’S PULSE MONITOR

    The twisted cover-up of a murdered Brit’s killer husband was exposed by her pulse monitor and his phone’s fitness app – as well as THREE other key clues.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, confessed to strangling wife Caroline Crouch, 20, after police presented a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.

    He originally claimed robbers burst into his home, on Greek island of Alonissos, who then tied him up and blindfolded him, before torturing and killing Caroline in front of their 11-month-old daughter.

    But detectives have been able to untangle his web of deceit by analysing the couple’s smart devices.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH’S DIARY REVEALS HER ‘MISERY’ AS SHE WANTED TO LEAVE ‘KILLER’ HUSBAND FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

    THE HEARTBREAKING diary of Caroline Crouch, reveals the Brit mum was considering leaving her "killer" husband even before she fell pregnant.

    Diary entries dating back to 2019, reveal that the couple's relationship was far from perfect and was filled with arguments and physical abuse.

    The 20-year-old's diary which is part of a 26-page police file shows that Caroline was considering leaving Babis Anagnostopoulos for a long time, reports amna.gr

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH DIED 'IN AGONY' AS 'KILLER' HUSBAND STRANGLED HER TO DEATH FOR FIVE MINUTES, CORONER REVEALS

    TRAGIC Caroline Crouch died in "agony" as her "killer" husband was strangling her for five minutes, the coroner's report reveals.

    A post-mortem examination of Caroline's body revealed that there was a struggle moments before her death as she had several bruises in different parts of her body.

    According to the report, the 20-year-old mum was asleep right before she suffered "an agonising, not instant death," as Babis Anagnostopoulos was smothering the Brit for at least 5-6 minutes.

    The report, has revealed the Brit's cause of death as asphyxiation, amna.gr reports.

    Caroline had several bruises on her lips and tongue, possibly caused by a sharp object, reports Proto Thema.

    There were no signs of physical abuse.

  • The Sun

    CAROLINE CROUCH: FIVE CLUES THAT EXPOSED KILLER HUSBAND’S LIES FROM FITNESS TRACKER TO BRIT WIFE’S PULSE MONITOR

    THE twisted cover-up of a murdered Brit’s killer husband was exposed by her pulse monitor and his phone’s fitness app – as well as THREE other key clues.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, confessed to strangling wife Caroline Crouch, 20, after police presented a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.

    He originally claimed robbers burst into his home, on Greek island of Alonissos, who then tied him up and blindfolded him, before torturing and killing Caroline in front of their 11-month-old daughter.

    But detectives have been able to untangle his web of deceit by analysing the couple’s smart devices.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    CHILLING BODY LANGUAGE SIGNS THAT EXPOSED HUSBAND’S LIES AS HE FOOLED WORLD IN TV INTERVIEWS

    CHILLING tell-tale signs that exposed Caroline Crouch's husband as her killer as he tried to fool the world in TV interviews have been revealed.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, smothered the Brit to death then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    WHAT DID BABIS REPORTEDLY SAY WHEN HE CONFESSED TO CAROLINE MURDER?

    According to reports, Babis eventually broke down saying: “That night we had been arguing from early on.

    “At some point she threw the child in her cot and she told me to get up and leave the house.

    “She pushed me and punched me. My judgement became blurred, I strangled her and then I staged the robbery.”

  • The Sun

    CHILLING BODY LANGUAGE SIGNS THAT EXPOSED HUSBAND’S LIES AS HE FOOLED WORLD IN TV INTERVIEWS

    CHILLING tell-tale signs that exposed Caroline Crouch’s husband as her killer as he tried to fool the world in TV interviews have been revealed.

    Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, smothered the Brit to death then placed their baby next to her dead body to try to make a convincing fake crime scene.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    HOW WAS BABIS DETAINED BY POLICE?

    Cops travelled to the island of Alonnisos where a memorial service for Caroline took place and asked Babis to follow them in order to give a new testimony about the murder probe.

    Babis reportedly begged them to allow him to visit her grave before being taken to Athens.

    After an interrogation of eight hours, he admitted he staged the burglary to "keep custody of their baby daughter."

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