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Greek helicopter pilot convicted of killing British wife in domestic dispute

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Greek helicopter pilot, Babis Anagnostopoulos, was convicted of the murder of his British-Greek wife, Caroline Crouch, in their home on the outskirts of Athens in May 2021.

The pilot had been trying to mislead the police for weeks by claiming that his wife was killed by intruders in a brutal home invasion. 

An Athens court found Anagnostopoulos guilty of killing his wife as a part of a domestic dispute over the care of the couples 11-month-old daughter, who was sleeping in the other room at the time of the murder. 

Anagnostopoulos was also convicted of strangling the couple’s dog to lend credibility to the story that he had told police, which was that the family were victims of a horrific burglary. 

The civil aviation pilot and flight instructor had initially told police that armed robbers broke into the house at night, binding and gagging him and his wife in their bedroom while the baby slept. 

The incident shocked the nation and prompted authorities to announce a 300,000-euro ($365,000) reward for information about the crime.

Anagnostopoulos was arrested more than a month after Crouch’s death after attending a memorial service for her near her family home on the Aegean Island of Alonissos. 

Source: Ekathimerini

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