CAROLINE Crouch’s mum is reported to have given her daughter’s killer husband £17,000 simply ten days earlier than he killed her and lied to cops.

Greek media stories Susan Dela Cuesta handed the sum to Babis Anagnostopoulos simply over per week earlier than he smothered his Brit spouse and staged an elaborate pretend theft scene.

Tim Stewart

Caroline Crouch[/caption]

Caroline along with her killer Babis Anagnostopoulos and their daughter Lydia

Caroline’s mom Susan Dela Cuesta reportedly gave Babis some £17,000[/caption]

Household lawyer Thanassis Harmanis is reported to have mentioned that simply earlier than the killing Babis was given 20,000 Euros by his mum-in-law.

Harmanis additionally claimed that the household gave him 2,000 Euros to move Caroline’s physique and a couple of,200 Euros for a coffin, stories Protothema and Skai.

He was hitting again at stories that the pilot, 32, claimed – throughout an interview from jail – he paid for Caroline’s coffin.

It was initially reported solely by The Solar that he had requested her mother and father for the money.

In a press release, Harmanis mentioned: “How a lot is the reality of the declare of a person who for 37 days pressured the authorities to search for three robbers who [killed] the mom of his baby and their canine?

“The wonderful path, the unparalleled appearing expertise introduced tears to the eyes of individuals with empathy.”

Anagnostopoulos confessed to suffocating his spouse final month – claiming he killed her throughout a row after she vowed to depart him.

He then meticulously coated his tracks – together with eradicating reminiscence playing cards from CCTV cameras – and informed cops she was killed by a gang of robbers.

The shameless killer – who for over a month lied to police, her mother and father and the world about her loss of life – has since apologised for his crime.

Nonetheless, Greek cops have hinted there could also be one other motive and Babis’s funds have come beneath scrutiny from detectives.

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Caroline and Babis’s smiles on social media hid an reportedly abusive and sad marriage[/caption]

His lavish life-style has sparked suspicion over potential drug involvement – and this week sources revealed fears he might have been smuggling medication in his chopper.

The couple had not too long ago been on a lavish vacation to Dubai and had additionally spent £47,000 on land and designed a £140,000 dream house.

In the meantime Caroline’s dad, David Crouch informed The Solar his daughter had a powerful ”judgment of right and wrong” and would have threatened to depart her husband had she came upon he was concerned.

He added he believed there was ”some basis” to rumours within the Greek press that the killer pilot was additionally linked to drug smuggling.

Final week a supply of crime journalist Angeliki Nikolouli hinted that Caroline may had seen one thing that shocked her earlier than her loss of life.

It’s believed that the younger Brit was utilizing her coded diary to report the abusive behaviour of her husband.

However her husband who’s at the moment within the  ”VIP” wing in Korydallos jail, insisted his spouse was not protecting a diary.


Babis confessed to killing her – however claims it was accidentally in a match of rage[/caption]

”I’m not persuaded that it is a crime carried out in a match of rage, a criminal offense of ardour,” mentioned Thanassis Katineropoulos who heads the union of Greek cops.

”I imagine it was premeditated,” he informed Open TV.

”I hope the investigating Justice of the Peace goes all the way in which so the reality will be realized and justice rendered.”

Nonetheless, amid the broader theories about her loss of life – Caroline’s marriage seems to have been sad and abusive.

The couple met when she was simply a teen and he was in his late twenties – marrying not lengthy after she turned 18.

Anagnostopoulos will declare the killing was not pre-meditated and as a substitute he entered a “blurred” way of thinking because of her being “verbally and bodily aggressive in direction of him” when he information a decide.

If he’s someway in a position to persuade the court docket then he may have his sentence reduce to a most of 15 years.

He admitted to his half within the crime after eight hours of interrogation by cops – and even confessed to killing the household canine and stringing up its physique to strive make the “theft” story convincing for detectives.


Ladies's Support has this recommendation for victims and their households:

  • At all times maintain your telephone close by.
  • Get in contact with charities for assist, together with the Ladies’s Support reside chat helpline and companies akin to SupportLine.
  • In case you are at risk, name 999.
  • Familiarise your self with the Silent Resolution, the place you name 999 and press ‘55’ in the event you can’t safely communicate.
  • At all times maintain some cash or a financial institution card on you, together with change in case you want a pay telephone or bus fare.
  • If you happen to suspect your accomplice is about to assault you, attempt to transfer in direction of an exit in case you are inside the home and get your telephone in case you want to name for assist.
  • Keep away from the kitchen and storage, the place there are more likely to be knives or different potential weapons. Keep away from rooms the place you may develop into trapped, akin to the toilet.

Ladies’s Support gives a reside chat service – obtainable on daily basis from 10am-6pm or e mail

SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s e mail assist ­service is open weekdays and weekends throughout the disaster –

You too can name the freephone 24-hour ­Nationwide Home Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.