The heartbroken father of slain Caroline Crouch has said her murderous husband is as evil as a paedophile.
The claim from bereaved dad David Crouch comes after his daughter’s killer Babis Anagnostopoulos, 35, entered an appeal to reduce his sentence.
The Greek pilot suffocated his wife, 20, and their pet in May 2021 in front of their baby Lydia, who was just nine months old at the time.
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He told Greek authorities that the family had been victims of break-in at their Athens home.
Now, as Anagnostopoulos’s appeal begins, David has spoken to the MailOnline about the development.
Liverpool-born David, 79, said: “It is absolutely despicable that my daughter's killer is trying to get his prison sentence reduced because of his 'good behaviour.'
“The crime committed by the murderer, that of femicide, is a heinous crime that should deserve particularly severe punishment. In my opinion, men who kill their wives, for whatever reason, are the lowest of the low, ranking alongside paedophiles."
He said that it would be a “sad day” if the murderer of a woman asleep with her kid should serve anything less than a full jail term.
“This man is beyond contempt,” he added.
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Anagnostopoulos claims that he had been angered by Caroline pushing Lydia away and – worried about his daughter – attacked his wife.
He said that concern over Lydia being taken away from her family and left with the state was the only reason why he decided to continue to pretend for nearly six weeks that the family home had been broken into.
The killer was sentenced to life imprisonment and an additional sentence of 10 years in prison for the execution of the family dog as well as a fine of 20,000 euros.
He was also sentenced to a total of 11 years and six months in prison, due to an additional sentence imposed on him for misleading the authorities.
Anagnostopoulos’s lawyer had initially tried to have the hearing moved back to next year, but protests from the mother of Caroline, Susan, and the prosecutor managed to convince the judge to only adjourn until next month.
David added: “The killer tried to get the hearing rescheduled until 2024 but the lawyer objected and it will now go ahead next month.”
Lydia is currently being looked after by Susan and David – although the parents of Anagnostopoulos have appealed this.
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