THE faked burglary scene that Caroline Crouch’s husband set up in a bid to cover up killing her has been revealed in a new pic
Twisted Babis Anagnostopoulos initially told police a gang of sadistic robbers burst into the couple’s home and tortured Caroline to death to reveal the whereabouts of cash and valuables.
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The 33-year-old has appeared in court charged with murdering the 20-year-old Brit mum after being led in handcuffs past a crowd who hurled “rot in prison” at him.
After the killing on May 11, he claimed Caroline had been the victim of a gang who broke into their house in Glyka Nera, Athens .
He spun a web of lies about what happened, going into elaborate detail about his apparent ordeal – a charade maintained for 38 days.
But the helicopter pilot confessed to killing Caroline after being confronted with evidence that he had killed her.
A new photo shows the disabled CCTV camera lying on the ground and it will now play a key part in the prosecution’s case against Anagnostopoulos.
Cops found the memory card in the home’s security camera been removed at 1:20am – while he had claimed the thieves broke into the house several hours later.
What we know:
Also pictured is the window he claimed the gang had smashed in to burst into the house at around 5am after killing the couple’s dog.
The pet had in fact been killed by Anagnostopoulos himself as part of the sick cover-up.
In the aftermath of Caroline’s murder, her husband alleged that the ‘gang’ may have been tipped off about £13,000 the couple kept in a Monopoly box.
The photo shows Anagnostopoulos – described by police as a “top-class actor – placed the board out in the room in a bid to back up his claim.
He even claimed the gang held a gun to daughter Lydia’s head in a bid to get Caroline to show them where the money was stashed.
Anagnostopoulos sickeningly placed their daughter Lydia next to her dead mother in a bid to create a more convincing crime scene, police said.
Her toys are also on the floor in the faked crime scene created by Anagnostopoulos.
He eventually admitted that was a lie and was all part of the intricate cover-up after he suffocated his wife.
A magistrate is hearing details about what happened on the fateful early morning when Caroline was suffocated by her husband.
He has been charged with murdering Caroline and is facing a life sentence for smothering her after earlier disarming CCTV in the house.
But Anagnostopoulos will claim the killing was not pre-meditated and instead he entered a “blurred” state of mind as a result of her being “verbally and physically aggressive towards him”.
He has fought “tooth and nail” to prove that the crime was not pre-meditated but occurred in a fit of rage.
If he is somehow able to convince the court then he could have his sentence cut to a maximum of 15 years.
But prosecutors will point to elaborate preparations he made in disarming security cameras and also making the house look like it was ransacked by robbers after he killed her, says Kathimerini.
The murder shocked Greece and Anagnostopoulos account of what happened initially attracted an outpouring of sympathy for him and the families involved.
But that has turned to widespread anger when he confessed to the crime after maintaining his charade.
Anagnostopoulos is also charged with making a false complaint about the robbery and lying to police.