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Greek pilot who killed his British wife breaks down in tears as her diary is read out in courtroom 

Greek pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos broke down in tears at the moment as excerpts of his British wife’s diary in which she detailed their troubled relationship earlier than he killed her have been read out in courtroom.

In the entries it was revealed that Caroline Crouch advised him she wished to finish their relationship in July 2020, when their child was a month outdated.

Anagnostopoulos needed to be comforted by his lawyer as the courtroom heard Caroline additionally admitted that she wished to depart earlier than she fell pregnant however modified her thoughts, saying: ‘I did not need my daughter to develop up with out her mother and father’.

The heartbreaking entries additionally advised of bitter fights between the pair, with Caroline recalling one the place she ‘hit him’ earlier than he ‘broke down a door’.

One entry read by the choose said: ‘I fought with Babi once more. This time it was severe.

‘I hit him, I cursed at him and he broke down the door.

A psychiatrist has told a court in Athens where a Greek helicopter pilot (pictured arriving in court today) is on trial for killing his young British-born wife that the defendant exhibits signs of both narcissistic and anti-social personality disorders

A psychiatrist has advised a courtroom in Athens the place a Greek helicopter pilot (pictured arriving in courtroom at the moment) is on trial for killing his younger British-born wife that the defendant reveals indicators of each narcissistic and anti-social character issues

Greek helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos arrives at an Athens court escorted by armed police officers, where he is accused of killing his British wife Caroline Crouch

Greek helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos arrives at an Athens courtroom escorted by armed law enforcement officials, the place he is accused of killing his British wife Caroline Crouch

A family photo of Anagnostopoulos, Caroline and their young daughter Lydia taken shortly before Caroline's death

A household picture of Anagnostopoulos, Caroline and their younger daughter Lydia taken shortly earlier than Caroline’s dying

British national Caroline Crouch, 20, was strangled to death by helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopolous, 33 (pictured)

British nationwide Caroline Crouch, 20, was strangled to dying by helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopolous, 33 (pictured)

‘All I wished was for him to ask how I’m once I awoke. I awoke so weak and drained.’

It was at this level that the pilot began sobbing. Ironically, he appeared unmoved earlier throughout the listening to when Caroline’s post-mortem was read to the courtroom.

It revealed that she was smothered for 5 minutes by Anagnostopoulos and died ‘in agony.’ Her official explanation for dying was given as asphyxiation.

After the listening to, Thanasis Harmanis, the lawyer for the Crouch household mentioned: ‘Babis’s crocodile tears simply underline how heartless he is and are an insult to the reminiscence of Caroline.

‘He weeps when he hears about him being attacked by Caroline however doesn’t shed a single tear after horrible particulars about her dying are revealed. This is why her mother and father did not wish to be on the case as a result of they do not wish to be confronted by this charade.’

Anagnostopoulos is to offer proof on Wednesday.

Earlier, a psychiatrist advised the Athens courtroom the place the Greek helicopter pilot is on trial that the defendant reveals indicators of each narcissistic and anti-social character issues.

The skilled witness, Alkistis Igoumenaki, testified this morning that Anagnostopoulos, 33, had a ‘psychopathic character’ and a ‘lack of empathy’ for his 20-year-old partner and their younger daughter Lydia.

Anagnostopoulos is on trial for murdering Caroline and her pet canine Roxy – crimes he tried to cover up with an elaborate burglary-gone-wrong ruse.

The trial resumed at the moment after a three-week recess. 

Igoumenaki mentioned: ‘[The defendant] has an absence of sentiment and empathy, however his thoughts is completely able to understanding the wrongdoing he has performed.

‘He suffers from a variety of anti-social behaviour traits and is additionally a narcissist. But that is not an excuse for saying that he was not in management when he carried out his crimes.

The psychiatrist continued: ‘He killed his wife and the mom of his youngster with out considering how a lot the kid would undergo from this loss, so the dearth of empathy issues the kid as effectively. 

‘We see a person who doesn’t take into consideration the child… All this contributes to a psychopathic character.’

Anagnostopoulos doesn’t deny killing Caroline however insists that it was not premeditated and that it was a ‘crime of ardour’ brought on by her behaviour.

In addition to the homicide of Caroline, Anagnostopoulos is additionally on trial for the homicide of her pet canine Roxy and two counts of making an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Animal homicide is now thought-about a prosecutable crime in Greece. 

Following the killings, he concocted an elaborate ruse that they have been the results of a botched housebreaking.

He faces a doable 30-year sentence if convicted of homicide on the Athens Mixed Jury courtroom, the place his case is being heard earlier than three full-time judges and 4 jurors.

Igoumenaki later claimed that Anagnostopoulos’ character meant he was unable to cope with rejection and posited he wished to be ‘admired’ when he entered right into a relationship with a a lot youthful girl, highlighting the 13-year age hole between Caroline and her killer.

‘We see a quest for the admiration of others… Most of us in the world have skilled rejection and we all know that emotion is unhealthy. But happily this doesn’t result in murders,’ the psychiatrist decalred.

Anagnostopoulos does not deny killing Caroline but insists that it was not premeditated and that it was a 'crime of passion' caused by her behaviour

Anagnostopoulos doesn’t deny killing Caroline however insists that it was not premeditated and that it was a ‘crime of ardour’ brought on by her behaviour 

The couple began dating when Caroline was still a teenager. They married in Portugal in 2019

The couple started courting when Caroline was nonetheless a youngster. They married in Portugal in 2019 

Anagnostopoulos faces a possible 30-year sentence if convicted of murder at the Athens Mixed Jury court, where his case is being heard before three full-time judges and four jurors

Anagnostopoulos faces a doable 30-year sentence if convicted of homicide on the Athens Mixed Jury courtroom, the place his case is being heard earlier than three full-time judges and 4 jurors

The trial resumed following a three-week break for the Greek Orthodox Easter and Anagnostopoulos was led into courtroom surrounded by armed law enforcement officials.

The courtroom has already heard how Caroline’s physique was found subsequent to her then 11-month-old child Lydia whereas Roxy’s hanging torso was the very first thing law enforcement officials noticed after they stormed the home they shared in an Athens suburb final May.

For greater than a month, Anagnostopoulos performed the ‘grieving husband’ and sobbed and cried at Caroline’s memorial service, the place he hugged his child and her mom Susan.

Anagnostopoulos’s defence is that he was ‘triggered’ into committing the crimes as a result of Caroline ‘mistreated’ their child on the evening they argued and that he acted in ‘self-defence’ due to her martial arts abilities.

The courtroom additionally heard from a variety of witnesses from an animal affiliation which helped Caroline undertake her beloved canine Roxy.

Lawyer Evangelia Tsanopoulou, who is representing the canine mentioned: ‘The killing of Roxy was the motion of a cold-blooded hitman. He used the canine to assist stage a scene that burglars had carried out the crime.

‘He killed the canine as a result of he wished to kill all that was related to Caroline, who beloved Roxy dearly. And he did this in the cruellest manner by hanging her pet.

After suffocating Caroline as she slept, Anagnostopoulos then smothered puppy Roxy (pictured) and hanged the pup's lifeless body on the banister of their first floor flat in Athens. Anagnostopoulos is also being charged with animal murder - something made possible following a new law introduced last year that forbids their unlawful killing

After suffocating Caroline as she slept, Anagnostopoulos then smothered pet Roxy (pictured) and hanged the pup’s lifeless physique on the banister of their first ground flat in Athens. Anagnostopoulos is additionally being charged with animal homicide – one thing made doable following a brand new legislation launched final year that forbids their illegal killing

Believing he had got away with the elaborate cover up, Anagnostopoulos even asked her parents to shell out £3,500 - about 4,000 Euros - for her coffin (pictured)

Believing he had received away with the frilly cover up, Anagnostopoulos even requested her mother and father to shell out £3,500 – about 4,000 Euros – for her coffin (pictured) 

The courtroom has already heard how Caroline expressed a need to depart Anagnostopoulos as a result of she felt ‘suffocated’ and ‘trapped’ by his controlling behaviour.

Eleni Mylonopoulou, who was offering {couples} counselling mentioned at an earlier listening to: ‘The second Babis would go away the room Caroline would inform me that she wished to depart their marital dwelling, take the child and begin another time.

‘She felt managed, suffocated and trapped by him. She wished to return to college and turn out to be a pastry chef. But he did not give her any freedom and he or she had no selection in how she lived her life.’

She added: ‘On paper, Caroline was in love with the thought of Babis however hated the particular person who he actually was.’

The listening to continues.

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