Babis Anagnostopoulos to be led before the prosecutor

Babis Anagnostopoulos
  • Babis Anagnostopoulos has confessed to killing his wife Caroline Crouch
  • The 20-year-old Briton had threatened to leave him and take their baby with her
  • Caroline was killed in front of her baby at home near Athens on May 11
  • Police say they extracted biometric data from her smartwatch from the night 
  • They said the timings the pilot gave for her death differ from the watch data 

Babis Anagnostopoulos murdered his wife Caroline Crouch in the Athens suburb of Glyka Nera on May 11 will be led before the prosecutor on Friday.

He has confessed to the crime, Police reported late evening Thursday. The man's confession came after an eight-hour testimony at Attica police headquarters in Athens (GADA) on Thursday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, the man had attended a memorial service for the victim, Caroline Couch, on the island of Alonnisos. After the service, he was escorted by a homicide division group back to police headquarters in Athens for additional questioning.

The 33-year-old pilot told police he had murdered his wife following an argument, and said he had no accomplice. He said that they often argued in recent months and said what he cared most about was their baby.

Police said they were led to him after several factors that came up: the removal of a memory card from the surveillance system in the house showing a time difference from the claims the husband made about the incident; cellphone evidence tracking his movement in the house after the time he claimed he was tied up; and his wife's biometric watch/cellphone, which had recorded her pulse during the time he claimed she had been murdered.