THE twisted Greek pilot who killed his Brit spouse Caroline Crouch is about to spend the remainder of his life in jail after dropping his enchantment to overturn his life sentence.
This implies he should serve his whole sentence within the top-security Malandrinos prison in central Greece the place he has been locked up for the previous yr.
His lawyer Alexandros Papaioannidis mentioned: “My shopper has determined for very essential causes, which aren’t announceable, to waive all authorized means, particularly the enchantment he filed towards the choice of the combined jury court in Athens.”
The lawyer added he would proceed with “all of the procedures [required before] the appealsin Athens … to ensure that the trial at a secondary stage to not proceed.”
Anagnostopoulos will serve at the least 20 years in response to Greek, though in his case, will probably be topped up by an extra 12 years for cruelly killing Caroline’s pet canine, Roxy, and intentionally perverting the course of justice.
When the 35-year-old is lastly allowed to serve a request to be freed he might be in his late 60s, with no assure that the plea might be met.
The UK-trained aviator made the shock announcement by way of his lawyer every week earlier than the appeals trial, which began March 28, was set to proceed within the Greek capital.
Papaioannidis mentioned the pilot was in “a really unhealthy psychological state” which might additionally forestall him this yr from sitting exams within the hope of stepping intocollege.
Caroline’s Liverpool-born dad, David, questioned the integrity of the pilot’s choice and slammed him as a “killer, a liar, and a thief.”
He advised The Solar On-line: “I’m reluctant to take this announcement at face worth figuring out what a duplicitous b****** Anagnostopoulos is.
“As I as soon as mentioned to his mom, he isn’t solely a killer and a liar but in addition a thief, stealing the €70,000 that Susan and I despatched to Caroline to purchase some land on which to construct a home.
“I can’t consider that he’s ready to drop his enchantment and calmly return to prison to serve out his life sentence plus eleven and a half years, he isn’t that form of particular person.
“I’m questioning if his choice is not directly linked to the gang with which he was concerned; the gang for whom he would offer a helicopter service which he advised me about.
“That is the gang that he advised Caroline about and which precipitated her demise.
“He advised me about it in a letter written whereas on remand; a letter hand-delivered to me by his father who now denies that any such letter exists.”
The pilot’s transfer to drop the enchantment was described as “deeply narcissistic and manipulative” by an knowledgeable psychiatrist whereas different legal professionals branded the transfer “suicidal and extremely uncommon.”
A lawyer with years of expertise within the Greek judicial system mentioned: “I’m shocked that his lawyer allowed it.
“When he finally comes out he might be an previous… one can’t assist however really feel that he has carried out this for PR causes, believing that he can in some way look good in Greek society if he performs the martyr.”
It comes simply over two years after Anagnostopoulos killed Caroline on Might 11, 2021, as she lay asleep in what a coroner would describe as “an agonising and extended demise.”
In an particularly twisted transfer, Anagnostopoulos positioned their then 11-month-old daughter, Lydia,to her mum’s lifeless physique.
His mother and father, who had mentioned they’d stand as protection witnesses for his or her son, have been on account of take the stand later this month within the hope that their testimony might assist scale back his sentence.
The pilot met Crouch, who was 13 youthful, on the Greek island of Alonnisos the place the scholar is buried.