Caroline Crouch’s grieving father wishes he had ‘blown the head off’ killer husband who smothered her to death in front of their one-year-old daughter Lydia
- Babis Anagnostopoulos suffocated wife Caroline Crouch in front of daughter
- He staged violent home invasion but was caught out weeks later by smartwatch
- He then admitted lying after playing the grieving husband with her family
- Ms Crouch’s father David, 78, said he wanted to ‘blown his f***ing lying head right off his shoulders’
The grieving father of a murdered British woman has said he wanted to ‘blow the head off’ her killer husband.
Charalambos Anagnostopoulos suffocated his wife Caroline Crouch with a pillow in front of their 11-month-old daughter.
He then told investigators his wife had been killed during a violent home invasion where armed burglars had tied him up and killed his wife.
But Anagnostopoulos, known as Babis, later confessed he had killed Caroline in a fit of rage after she had ordered him out of the house and demanded a divorce.
The grieving father of a murdered British woman has said he wanted to ‘blow the head off’ her killer husband
The admittance however came after weeks of falsely playing a grieving husband, and surrounding himself with Ms Crouch’s family and devastated parents.
Now her father David, 78, has revealed that his grief rapidly turned to fury after he found out police had taken Anagnostopoulos from her memorial service to confront him with evidence proving he was the killer.
‘When I found out later, my one regret was that I hadn’t known when he was here,’ he told The Sun.
‘I would have blown his f***ing lying head right off his shoulders and willingly taken the consequences.’
Now her father David, 78, has revealed that his grief rapidly turned to fury after he found out police had taken Anagnostopoulos from her memorial service to confront him with evidence proving he was the killer
David said he and wife Susan learned of Caroline’s May 11 death from neighbours on Greek island Alonissos.
He said: ‘I’ll never forget how I felt. It was as if an icy hand had reached inside my chest and gripped my heart. It was the worst day of my life.’
He said he believed there was ‘some foundation’ to rumours in the Greek press that the killer pilot was also linked to drug smuggling.
He said Caroline had a strong ‘sense of right and wrong’ and would have threatened to leave him had she found out he was involved.
The shocking revelation came as Ms Crouch’s parents were awarded sole custody of her baby daughter.
The shocking revelation came as Ms Crouch’s parents were awarded sole custody of her baby daughter Lydia
One-year-old Lydia will be handed over to Susan and David Crouch who want to bring up their granddaughter on the Greek island of Alonnisos.
The Athens court ruling is a blow to the other set of grandparents, the parents of the husband who killed Miss Crouch.
Miss Crouch’s husband Babis Anagnostopoulos has confessed to killing her. He wanted his parents to help bring up his daughter but they must now hand her over – although they have been granted access. A permanent decision ruling will be made in 30 days.
Mr Crouch said: ‘All the people here on the island are rooting for Susan and me in our quest to gain full custody of Lydia.’
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