Pilot Sensationally Confesses to Wife’s Murder Moments After Her Funeral, Cops Say

  • Pilot Sensationally Confesses to Wife’s Murder Moments After Her Funeral, Cops Say

Pilot Sensationally Confesses to Wife’s Murder Moments After Her Funeral, Cops Say

Babis Anagnostopoulos told police that he was tied up and forced him to listen helplessly as his wife was tortured and killed at their home in Athens last month.

Announcing the interview on Thursday, police told the Greek TV network Ant1: "The husband of the victim in Glyka Nera is at the homicide department in order to be examined as the only eye witness following new data that has emerged from the inquiry".

The 33-year-old helicopter pilot and flight instructor Babis Anagnostopoulos made statements hours after the killing, telling reporters they had been tied up by robbers who broke into their home, 10.5 miles east of Athens.

Greek police on Thursday issued a press release stating that the suspect confessed to killing his wife in their house in the suburb of Glyka Nera in Athens.

"The perpetrator is her 33-year-old husband, who confessed to his act".

However, reports indicate that helicopter pilot's tale fell apart after police discovered a fitness watch on Caroline's wrist - which showed her heart had stopped beating hours earlier than he claimed.

The couple's infant daughter was at home at the time of Crouch's death but was not harmed.

Following the murder, the Ministry of Civil Protection offered a reward of €300,000 (£250,000) for any information that would lead to an arrest.

The interrogation came soon after a memorial service held for Ms Crouch on the nearby island of Alonissos.

The mayor of Alonissos, Petros Vafinis, told newsit.gr: "The police were very discreet and there was no disturbance at the memorial".

He previously claimed his wife was strangled to death in front of her 11-month-old daughter Lydia after burglars raided their home.

The development could spell the end of a month-long investigation into circumstances of Ms Crouch's killing, which had left police baffled, due to the lack of evidence found at the scene.

Police said Mr Anagnostopoulos was informed he would be called in on that day and had agreed with him that he should attend the memorial beforehand.

"What I and my family and my wife's family went through, let no one go through it again", he said, according to Greek news outlet Proto Thema. "It was a nightmare", he said.

"Police are doing their job and they will catch them". We told them where the money was and asked them to leave us alone.