CAROLINE Crouch’s dad has revealed the heartbreaking second he was advised his daughter had been murdered.

The 20-year-old Brit was smothered to loss of life by husband Charalambos “Babis” Anagnostopoulos on Could 11 as their one-year-old daughter Lydia lay close by.

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Caroline Crouch with child Lydia and husband Charalambos ‘Babis’ Anagnostopoulos[/caption]


Anagnostopoulos escorted by law enforcement officials as he arrives at courtroom[/caption]

He then strangled their pet Roxy earlier than telling cops they had been the victims of a botched break-in at residence in Athens.

However Anagnostopoulos later confessed after greater than eight hours of interrogation – with cops describing him as a “high class actor”.

Caroline’s dad David, 78, has now revealed the agonising second he and spouse Susan discovered of Caroline’s loss of life from neighbours on the Greek island of Alonissos.

He advised the Every day Mail: “We had simply completed breakfast when there was a loud hammering on the entrance door.

“A number of of our Greek buddies had been there in a state of nice misery. It was at first obscure what they had been saying however finally we made sense of them.

“I’ll always remember how I felt. It was as if an icy hand had reached inside my chest and gripped my coronary heart. It was the worst day of my life.”

David has slammed Anagnostopoulos over the brutal killing and branded him a “coward” after spinning an online of lies to cowl his horrific crime.

He stated the “coward” should have attacked Caroline, who had a black belt in kickboxing, whereas she slept in any other case she would have fought again


David additionally revealed his grief turned to fury when he and his spouse Susan found cops had taken Anagnostopoulos from his daughter’s memorial service to confront him with proof proving he was the killer.

“I stated on the time that had I identified what he had accomplished when he was right here, I might have blown his mendacity head proper off his shoulders and gladly taken the implications.

“I really feel precisely the identical immediately and I do know that I’ll really feel this fashion for the remainder of my life.”

The heartbroken dad stated he has now been left with a burden of anger and grief.

“The illness that afflicts me is of the center. It’s damaged over the lack of
my daughter,” he stated.


However David stated his primary focus is to supply the “best possible life” for his child granddaughter – though he worries he received’t be round for very lengthy to assist increase her.

“I’m not a younger man and all of us are mortal,” he stated.

“I’ve a deep-seated fear that I’ll not be capable to present for Lydia in these years when she may have probably the most assist.

“My one purpose proper now’s to present the easiest life to the kid of my great daughter.”

He added: “Each Susan and I’ll spend the remainder of our lives ensuring that justice is completed and making certain that Caroline’s little daughter Lydia is introduced up with all the benefits that we can provide her and that the reminiscences of her mom stay without end.”

David and spouse Susan are nonetheless near Anagnostopoulos’ dad and mom regardless of the horror.

The retired oil exec says they’re working to encompass child Lydia, who he’s making use of for sole custody of, with “all of the love she will be able to get”.


Talking concerning the killer’s mum, David stated: “She telephones virtually day-after-day to ask about Lydia and, after all, she is sort of free to go to every time she chooses. 

“Nevertheless, as she used to show on the native college, she is sort of well-known on the island and emotions are nonetheless working very excessive, as they’re all through Greece.

“She, after all, is sort of innocent however is being made to undergo for the sins of her son.”

David believes there was “some basis” to rumours within the Greek press that the killer pilot was additionally linked to drug smuggling.

He stated Caroline had a powerful “conscience” and would have threatened to depart him had she discovered he was concerned.

Sources claimed the Brit mum was ”shocked by one thing horrible earlier than she was killed” and her coded diary would possibly give the solutions.

It’s believed she used a kind of code in her diary that contained English and Greek abbreviations and completely different colored pens to forestall her husband from studying the heartbreaking journal.

It seems that Caroline used code for the phrase “beating” and symbols to model her husband  a “harmful man”.

Anagnostopoulos, who’s in jail, claims he killed Caroline as a result of he feared for his security after a violent row.

Caroline’s dad and mom have spoken of their grief[/caption]

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Caroline was smothered to loss of life by her husband after which killed their pet[/caption]

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The couple acquired married in Portugal[/caption]