THE shameless killer of British mum Caroline Crouch has moaned about his “human rights” being violated in court docket.
However the appealsdecide sitting in Athens overseeing the court docket at this time rejected the plea outright.
The pilot’s lawyer Alexandros Papaioannidis instructed reporters: “What has occurred is unprecedented.
“It’s his proper to have the ability to sit these exams. His human rights are being violated.”
At the moment’s proceedings had been postponed earlier this week after the pilot and his authorized group didn’t even present up in court docket, as he claimed he was too busy getting ready for the exams.
The proceedings are anticipated to give attention to the testimony of a neighbour who final yr instructed a decrease court docket that Caroline had been desperately sad due to her “manipulative husband.”
The twisted helicopter pilot, 35, brutally murdered his spouse in front of their baby at their residence in Glyka Nera, Greece, in Could 2021, in what coroners described as “a chronic and agonising loss of life.”
He was transferred to Athens from the top-security Malandrinos prison in central Greece on Wednesday the place he has been locked up for the previous yr.
This implies the killer won’t be sitting to take the exams to get intocollege as he deliberate as there may be not sufficient time for him to be transferred again to the examination centre.
Taking to the stand at this time, the couple’s former neighbour Angelikis Gerolymatou mentioned he had exchanged textual content messages with the mum hours earlier than the assault.
Describing the Brit scholar as “a stunning woman and wonderful neighbour,” she mentioned: “we each beloved animals and he or she would speak about her animal welfare actions in Alonissos [the Greek island where Caroline was raised].”
“She introduced her favorite kitten to Athens from Alonissos. And he or she beloved Roxy,” she instructed the court docket referring to the stray pet Crouch had adopted months earlier than she died.
Pilot Anagnostopoulos additionally admitted killing the pet as a part of his ploy to make the crime scene appear like a bungled break-in.
“What he did to Roxy would have devastated her,” Gerolymatou mentioned as Anagnostopoulos appeared on nervously.
The pet husky was choked to loss of life with its personal lead with police discovering the lifeless canine dangling from a bannister when it rushed to the two-story maisonette the couple rented.
The UK-trained aviator’s authorized group have mentioned they’ll attempt to persuade appeals court docket judges to simply accept “the mitigating circumstances” that had been by no means taken into consideration when a decrease court docket final yr discovered him responsible of murdering his spouse, fatally abusing an animal and making an attempt to pervert the course of justice.
For 37 days Anagnostopoulos tried to pin the crime on “ruthless burglars.”
However on Thursday the psychiatrist Alchistis Igoumenaki debunked any notion that the homicide was not premeditated.
Addressing the court docket she mentioned it was clear the pilot the suffered from “narcissistic persona dysfunction” and because of this might present “no empathy for the ache of Caroline’s mother and father.”
The psychologist instructed the tribunal: “He was manipulative within the excessive and this was proved by the letter he wrote to Caroline’s mom which he despatched to her father.
“In that letter he tried to distort actuality saying issues like ‘you know the way a lot Caroline beloved me’ and “issues didn’t occur fairly as they appear.”
“With absolute logic and funky headedness, the accused was getting ready his future.
“It’s a letter that he wrote to point out his daughter,” she mentioned referring to then 11-month-old Lydia who was discovered by police subsequent to her mom’s lifeless physique.
“Every part he did was completely manipulative.”