EXCLUSIVE: Greek pilot who suffocated his British wife at their luxury home ‘fears for his life because he has been moved to a cell with another murderer and thinks there is a contract out on him’, his victim’s father reveals
- Babis was jailed for life for suffocating his wife in their luxury home in Athens
- The 34-year-old wife killer is now sharing a cell with another convicted murderer
- He was moved to the ‘Greek Alcatraz’ after being attacked in Korydallos prison
- His safety may now be at risk as a contract could be out on him by gangsters
Wife killer Babis Anagnostopoulos is sharing his cell with another convicted murderer, we can reveal – as her devastated father says he should ‘suffer a couple of years misery before being bumped off’.
Babis, 34, was jailed for life last month for suffocating his British wife Caroline Crouch, 20, at their luxury home in a suburb of the Greek capital Athens last year in front of their then 11-month-old daughter Lydia.
The cold-hearted killer then strangled the family’s pet dog to make the murder look like a break-in and shed crocodile tears to cops and Caroline’s devasted family before being nailed after investigators saw through his concocted story.
Babis was jailed for life last month for suffocating his wife, Caroline Crouch, in front of their 11-month-old daughter. He then strangled the family dog in a bid to cover up the crime as a break-in
Babis pictured with Caroline Crouch, who he suffocated to death in May last year. While serving his life sentence, he was attacked in Korydallos prison and has since been moved to Malandrino prison which is dubbed the ‘Greek Alcatraz’
Last week MailOnline revealed he had been attacked in Korydallos prison by a Georgian inmate and he was subsequently moved to Malandrino prison 250miles to the north and which is dubbed the ‘Greek Alcatraz’.
He is now sharing a cell with an unidentified Albanian killer and both Babis and his lawyer are worried for his life amid fears a contract may be out on him by underworld gangsters.
Caroline’s father David, a retired oil executive from Liverpool, who moved to the Greek island of Alonissos, told Mail Online: ‘It seems that he is not happy in his new accommodation and he wants to be transferred back to Korydallos prison where he would feel safer.
‘He believes that there is at least one but maybe several contracts out for his demise. It is my belief that the people he was involved with prior to killing my daughter are also keen that he is silenced in case he tries to make some sort of deal.
‘My own feeling is that he should suffer at least a couple of years before being bumped off, and that it should be slow.’
He is serving life for the murder of Caroline, which is 16 years in Greece plus a maximum ten years for killing Roxy and a combined six years for the two other offences. Babis and his lawyer are now worried for his life amid fears a contract may be out on him by underworld gangsters
The Greek pilot was attacked by a Georgian national who was furious that a fellow countryman had been tortured by police for four days after being identified as a ‘suspect’ by him. Babis initially told police a gang of ‘Georgian or Albanian’ men had broken into the couple’s home and escaped with cash and jewellery
Greek media have suggested since Caroline’s murder that she was silenced after she stumbled on some sort of illegal drug dealing activity Babis was involved in and threatened to walk out and tell the police.
David and his wife Susan, have now been awarded sole custody of Lydia, who is living with them in Alonissos, and he added: ‘She is scooting around the house, hotly pursued by the maid and although she is in her forties they seem to have developed a big sister, little sister relationship.
‘It is quite wonderful to watch. I am eternally sad that my beloved Caroline isn’t here to enjoy it. It is one of the reasons that I will ensure that Babis never gets to see his daughter again.
‘I wonder if anyone has communicated this fact to him yet, and whether he is aware that we are in the process of changing her name to that of her mother. I would be interested to know his reaction.’
Babis spent a year in tough Korydallos jail in Athens awaiting trial, where he was attacked by a fellow prisoner but survived unscathed
Babis was moved to Malandrino prison (pictured) 250miles to the north. He is now sharing a cell with an unidentified Albanian killer
UK-trained helicopter pilot Babis was attacked by a Georgian national who was furious that a fellow countryman had been tortured by police for four days following Caroline’s murder after being identified as a ‘suspect’ by her husband.
Babis had initially told police a gang of ‘Georgian or Albanian’ men had broken into the couple’s home and escaped with cash and jewellery and they had tied him up and attacked his wife and their pet dog Roxy.
But he was eventually snared after investigators discovered that timings on Caroline’s fitness tracker didn’t tally with what Babis had told them and they arrested him six weeks later as he attended her funeral service.
During his trial Babis was repeatedly described as narcissistic and controlling and the court heard extracts from Caroline’s diary in which she described him as a control freak who flipped after she told him she wanted to end their relationship.
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