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Greek pilot who claims his British wife was killed by burglars convicted of her murder | World news

A Greek helicopter pilot who tried to claim that his British wife was killed by armed robbers in her house in Athens, has been convicted of her murder.

A court in the Greek capital found 34-year-old Babis Anagnostopoulos guilty of murdering 20-year-old Caroline Crouch in May 2021 while the couple’s 11-month-old daughter was sleeping in the house.

For weeks, he insulted police by saying she was killed in a brutal home invasion, courts heard.

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Anagnostopoulos first claimed that her house had been broken into. Photo: AP

The pilot trained in the UK has also been convicted of strangling the couple’s dog, to lend to his claim that the family was the victim of a burglary.

It is expected that a criminal trial will take place later today.

After leaving the home invasion scenario, the suspect claimed that Mrs. Crouch died after a child custody dispute.

Prosecutors allege that he intentionally strangled her while she was sleeping.

Anagnostopoulos first told police that burglars broke into the house at night, tying the couple up in their bedroom and gagging.

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Caroline Crouch
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Mrs. Crouch was suffocated in her sleep

Authorities first announced a reward of € 300,000 (£ 254,000) for information, and police arrested Anagnostopoulos more than a month after Mrs Crouch’s death.

He was seen attending a memorial service for her near her family home on the Aegean island of Alonissos and was seen hugging the victim’s mother before he was abducted.

Greek pilot who claims his British wife was killed by burglars convicted of her murder | World news

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