CAROLINE Crouch’s slain husband has been taken to a hell prison housing rapists and terrorists as he begins a 27-year sentence.
Twisted Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, is being jailed in Korydallos maximum security prison after being found guilty of smothering his 20-year-old wife at their home in Greece in May last year.
The Greek helicopter pilot was convicted of first degree murder by three full-time judges and four jurors of the Athens Mixed Jury.
He was also found guilty of animal cruelty and two counts of criminal offenses after his elaborate ruse was exposed.
During his incarceration, he avoided the main wings of the notorious prison, whose deplorable conditions have led to it being condemned as a lawless hellhole.
He has now been locked up for 27 years in the overcrowded jail – which is effectively run by gangs, whose inmates roam the wings openly selling heroin and beating rivals with hoses and whips.
A Council of Europe report on the prison described it as “volatile and alarming”.
The prison has four large wings, each holding 431 prisoners and manned by a single prison officer, who had no control over them.
Seven prisoners are rammed into 9 square meter cells containing filthy mattresses and blankets infested with bed bugs and mold on the walls and ceiling.
The prison hospital, designed for 60 patients, had rammed 200 at once, causing deadly diseases such as tuberculosis to spread among the patients.
Sick prisoners, many with HIV, have had to sleep on mattresses on the floor and there are no single rooms, even for the eldest or sickest.
There have been several riots and protests against the conditions over the years, with prisoners even setting fire to parts of the prison.
Caroline’s parents have said they hope the distorted killer dies in prison, having welcomed his life sentence.
They said that while nothing could bring their “beautiful” daughter back, they could take solace in the fact that Babis Anagnostopoulos is being held in one of Europe’s toughest prisons.
Devastated father David, 79, vowed the vile Greek helicopter pilot would never see the couple’s 11-month-old daughter Lydia again.
In addition to life imprisonment, Anagnostopoulos was sentenced to eleven years in prison and a fine of 21,000 euros for killing the dog.
The court heard how Caroline was horribly tortured and smothered with a pillow in front of her 11-month-old child as she slept at the couple’s home in an upmarket Athens suburb.
The disgraced father then hung the family dog by its leash from a railing to stage his fictional crime scene.
Police found Caroline’s lifeless body on a bed next to her crying daughter Lydia – while the evil Anagnostopoulos had handcuffed himself to the floor.
From the moment officers pulled the tape off his eyes and mouth, he began spitting out a twisted story to save his own skin.
The killer claimed his family was attacked by an Albanian gang and pretended not to know his wife was dead – he even nudged her body and asked, “Honey, are you alright?”
In a desperate attempt to deceive the authorities, he led them on a wild chase with an outrageous web of lies, inventing false suspects.
But his sick cover-up was shaken after police amassed a stack of digital evidence disrupting his timeline of the allegedly botched robbery.
They found that Anagnostopoulos had actually been active during the time he was allegedly tied up and Caroline’s heart had stopped beating hours before he claimed the gang cracked down.
Detectives also revealed that the security camera had been tampered with earlier, when the pilot claimed the couple had had an argument that fateful night and Caroline had tried to book a hotel to escape.
But the 34-year-old was still desperate to deceive the court during the harrowing six-day trial that has captivated the world.
During his debut in the dock, he insisted it was all “in the heat of the moment” and claimed he “still loves his wife.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/3140497/jail-caroline-crouch-husband-terrorists-rapists/ Inside a disease-ridden prison where Caroline Crouch’s murderous husband will be locked up with terrorists and rapists for 27 years