Caroline Crouch’s killer husband ATTACKED by prisoner who wanted to kill him as he rots in jail over Brit’s murder
CAROLINE Crouch’s husband has been attacked in jail by an inmate who wanted to kill him, his lawyer has said.
Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, was jailed for life for suffocating his 20-year-old wife to death at their home in Greece in May last year.
Caroline Crouch was murdered by her husband Babis AnagnostopoulosCredit: pixel8000
He tried to claim the 20-year-old had been killed by robbersCredit: Tim Stewart
Caroline was horrifically tortured and suffocated with a pillow in front of 11-month-old daughter Lydia as she slept at the associate’s house in an upmarket Athens suburb.
Anagnostopoulos said the associate had been the target of a robbery, going to elaborate lengths to create a fictional crime scene and giving interviews to media, before cops saw by his lies.
His lawyer Alexandros Papaioannidis has now told The Sun Online that Anagnostopoulos was attacked in an Athens prison.
In one incident, narrowly thwarted by prison guards, Papaioannidis said an inmate had openly admitted he wanted to murder the wife killer.
“Reports that he said ‘I want to kill him. I came from another prison. I’ve been looking for him’” are true,” said Papaioannidis.
Papaioannidis said Anagnostopoulos has been moved from Athens’ Korydallos jail to the Malandrinos prison in central Greece.
The lawyer said petitions to have pilot keep in the Greek capital’s ultra-obtain facility have been refused.
“He is very worried the new jail houses around 900 hardened criminals and is very hard, very tough.”
Caroline’s heartbroken dad recently spoke for the first time after Anagnostopoulos was jailed.
David Crouch that one small consolation is that Anagnostopoulos “will be incarcerated with fellow murderers, but also perverts of every stripe” in a hellhole prison.
News of Anagnostopoulos’ prison move comes days after the he appealed the life sentence he was given in May and a new hearing could take place next year.
“We have appealed the sentence in the hope that we can reduce the life sentence,” Papaioannidis said.
Anagnostopoulos will allurement on the grounds the court rejected his claim that he had acted in the “heat of the moment” after rowing with Crouch over their daughter.
Announcing the verdict in May, judges unanimously rejected that argument agreeing with the prosecutor’s theory that he had been “conscious of his actions throughout.”
The pilot will also allurement against testimony by the associate’s marriage counsellor claiming she was not “qualified” to give it, according to his lawyer.
He will also ask for his sentence to be cut saying mitigating circumstances – like his good behaviour in prison – should be taken into account.
Anagnostopoulos claimed his family had been targeted by an Albanian gang and already hung the family dog by his leash from a banister in an attempt to stage a fictional crime scene.
But his sick cover-up was rumbled after police pulled together a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.
They found that Anagnostopoulos had in fact been active during the time he was presumably tied up and Caroline’s heart had stopped beating hours before he claimed the gang had broken in.
Anagnostopoulos being led to court on the day of his convictionCredit: AP
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