CAROLINE Crouch’s father said he would be “honoured” to have the Brit’s murderous husband executed.
Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the 20-year-old mother in front of her baby in May 2021 at her home in Glyka Nera, Greece.
The twisted killer was taken to Korydallos maximum security prison after being found guilty of strangling Caroline to death and killing her beloved dog before faking a botched burglary.
Now the murderous former helicopter pilot has launched a bid to reduce his 27-year sentence.
Caroline’s Liverpool-born father David, who has remained in Greece, has called his former son-in-law’s appointment “absolutely despicable”.
He described Anagnostopoulos as a “weedy bastard” and said he would willingly execute him.
“If the death penalty still existed here, I would feel honored to be able to pull the handle to bring him to oblivion,” he told MailOnline.
“I hate him more than I ever have in my life. May he burn in hell.”
Anagnostopoulos played the role of the grieving husband for 37 days, sobbing in front of reporters, visiting his wife’s grave and even consoling Caroline’s heartbroken parents.
But his sick cover-up was shaken after police amassed a stack of digital evidence disrupting his timeline of the allegedly botched robbery.
The retired engineer said he had suspicions about his son-in-law shortly after the murder.
“I noticed there was something odd about the whole thing, just little things that didn’t make sense.
“Why would the robbers kill my daughter before she left after stealing all the valuables and money in the house?
“How did you know about the internal CCTV system and how were you turned on enough to consider removing the memory card from the system?”
But Anagnostopoulos’ lawyer, Alexandros Papaioannidis, said his client wants a “fair trial” because the “extenuating circumstances of what happened at the time of Caroline’s death will be taken into account”.
“‘Not a day goes by that my client doesn’t regret what happened, but what he wants and what we want for him is justice.
“He doesn’t deny what happened, but we demand that the sentence be reduced.
“Every day in prison he thinks about what happened and how much he hates himself, his only thoughts are of his daughter.
“He is not a narcissist and he accepts the court’s decisions as he has been a model inmate in prison since his conviction and he helps out with other inmates and has been very well behaved and we will explain all of that in court.”
It comes after a shameless offer by Anagnostopoulos for custody of the couple’s daughter Lydia was rejected by a court in Athens.
According to the court order, Lydia’s Greek grandparents were only allowed access to her “via Skype or other electronic means” for one hour each week. https://interreviewed.com/5-red-flags-when-buying-a-house/
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