Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Caroline Crouch murder latest – Brit wife suffered 'agonising death' as she was smothered for FIVE minutes by husband

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.

Follow our Caroline Crouch blog below for the latest live updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    IMPORTANT – HOW YOU CAN GET HELP IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

    • Always keep your phone nearby.
    • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
    • If you are in danger, call 999.
    • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
    • Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
    • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
    • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.

    Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm or email [email protected]nsaid.org.uk

    SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

    You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

    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.

    WATCH: KILLER HUSBAND OF CAROLINE CROUCH SAYS HE ‘DESERVES HIS PUNISHMENT’ AFTER TELLING COPS HE SUFFOCATED BRIT MUM BECAUSE HE ‘LOST HIS TEMPER'

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      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.

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      BABIS 'PANICKED' WHEN HE REALISED HE HAD KILLED WIFE CAROLINE, CLAIMS REPORT

      Greek media reports Anagnostopoulos claimed he "panicked" when he realised he had killed Brit mum Caroline, 20, after holding her down in bed as the couple were having a late night row.

      He alleges he considered hiding her body before deciding to stage a violent robbery to try and fool the police at their home in Glyka Nera.

      The helicopter pilot claims he decided to try fake the murder scene as he was motivated by the thought of their daughter growing up without parents.

      Anagnostopoulos reportedly said he hung the dog with its own leash over the railings of the stairs before setting Lydia next to Caroline's body and tying his own feet up.

      He is attempting to shift blame to Caroline over her death, alleging she was "aggressive" and claiming "you cannot imagine my love for this girl".

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      CROUCH 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.

    • Joseph Gamp

      DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: HOW YOU CAN GET HELP

      Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

      • Always keep your phone nearby.
      • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
      • If you are in danger, call 999.
      • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
      • Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
      • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
      • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.

      Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm or email [email protected]

      SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

      You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

      CAROLINE CROUCH’S MUM ‘DIDN’T SUSPECT HUSBAND FOR A SECOND’ AS KILLER HUGGED HER AT MEMORIAL

      CAROLINE Crouch's mum didn't suspect her daughter's husband killed her "for a second" as he hugged her at a memorial just hours before he confessed, pals have claimed.

      Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, finally admitted to strangling his wife to death in a fit of rage after she threatened to leave him and take their baby daughter Lydia.

      He spun a web of lies as he claimed the 20-year-old had been killed during a robbery as he went out of his way to cover his tracks – faking a crime scene and even killing the couple's dog.

      Greek media reports Caroline's mum Susanna never suspected Babis and has been left "full of anger" after she placed "all her hopes" on her son-in-law.

      And video taken from a memorial service just hours before the helicopter pilot finally confessed shows him embracing Caroline's mum. He embraced the heartbroken parent as he held inside himself the knowledge he suffocated his wife – her daughter – to death.

      Read more here.

      PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS BABIS BELIEVED HE HAD COMMITTED 'THE PERFECT CRIME'

      Psychologist Athanasios Habesis analysed the pilot's behaviour and told Proto Thema he clearly believed he had committed the "prefect crime."

      He said: "What the 33-year-old did was reprehensible and disgusting.

      "This man had planned in his mind the 'perfect crime' and what he has done is the result of his behaviour.

      "It was definitely not an impulsive decision."

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        CAROLINE CROUCH MURDER: THE LATEST NEWS

        • Caroline's husband confessed to killing his wife
        • He was described as a "top actor" by police
        • Caroline's mum didn't suspect her daughter's husband "for a second"
        • Caroline's diary reveals she was planning to leave her husband
        • Babis admitted he was planning to hide Caroline's body

        WHO ARE CAROLINE CROUCH’S PARENTS?

        Caroline’s mother and father moved to the Greek island of Alonissos when Caroline was just eight-years-old.

        Her mum, Susan Dela Cuesta, runs a cleaning service on the island with her father who is a former British serviceman.

        On May 17, Susan commented on the passing of her daughter.

        “There are no words that can express my pain,” she said.

        “So many people have spoken about Caroline and what a lovely person she was. But for me, her death is too raw for me to speak about her.”

        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.

        CAROLINE CROUCH’S HUSBAND ARRIVES AT COURT IN BULLET-PROOF VEST SURROUNDED BY ARMED COPS TO FACE MURDER CHARGE

         

        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.

        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.

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          GRAPHIC: TIMELINE OF CAROLINE CROUCH’S MURDER

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          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: HOW YOU CAN GET HELP

          Women's Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

          • Always keep your phone nearby.
          • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
          • If you are in danger, call 999.
          • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
          • Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
          • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
          • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.

          Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm or email [email protected]

          SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

          You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

          CAROLINE CROUCH MURDER: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

          • Caroline's husband confessed to killing his wife
          • Police called Babis a "top actor" for month long charade
          • Caroline's mum didn't suspect Babis "for a second"
          • Caroline's was planning to leave husband, her diary has revealed
          • Babis admitted he was planning to hide Caroline's body

           

          CAROLINE CROUCH COP WHO WAS FIRST ON SCENE TOOK BABY DAUGHTER FROM KILLER HUSBAND AS HE ACTED ‘COLD & STRANGE’

          THE COP who arrived first at the scene at Caroline Crouch's house took her baby daughter Lydia from the arms of the killer husband as he said he acted "cold and strange".

          Officers who arrived at the couple's home at Glyka Nerafound the 20-year old Brit dead next to her baby daughter while her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos was tied and blindfolded.

          According to Proto Thema, President of Police N / A Attica George Kalliakmanis said the officers who arrived at the crime scene on May 11, had suspected Babis right from the start.

          "The police officers who arrived at the scene found a very "polished" house," he said.

          "Usually burglars empty everything. The officers noticed the pilot was acting "cold" when they released him. The perpetrator allegedly did not know about his wife's death and asked 'Is Caroline dead?' He then said a few words and got the baby in his arms."

          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.

          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.

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            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.

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            KILLER HUSBAND OF CAROLINE CROUCH SAYS HE ‘DESERVES HIS PUNISHMENT’ AFTER TELLING COPS HE SUFFOCATED BRIT MUM BECAUSE HE ‘LOST HIS TEMPER'

            Killer husband of Caroline Crouch says he ‘deserves his punishment’ after telling cops he suffocated Brit mum because he ‘lost his temper’

             

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            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.

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            ‘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.”

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