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Greek pilot who killed British wife in front of child ‘beaten in prison’

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Greek pilot who killed Britain's wife was beaten up in prison

Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, had begged not to be transferred to the prison where he was allegedly attacked after receiving death threats (Picture: AP)

A Greek man jailed for killing his wife in front of his baby girl was attacked by a prisoner who wanted to kill her, it is reported.

Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, was serving a life sentence for the murder of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch at her home in an affluent part of Athens in May last year.

He pressed a pillow to her head as she slept with 11-month-old Lydia and staged the crime scene before watching they were targeted by a gang of violent thieves.

Pilot told detectives that he had been tied up and strangled by three Albanians, who had amassed £40,000 in cash and jewellery.

But his story went awry when he found data on his smartwatch that proved he was going back and forth from his attic and basement.

The alleged prison attack came just weeks after Anagnostopoulos was sentenced to life in prison, and just days after he was transferred from a high-security prison in Athens to another facility in central Greece.

According to his lawyer, Alexandros Papionidis, the guards pulled the prisoner away before he sustained more serious injuries.

Mr Papioanidis told The Sun: ‘The reports that he said, “I want to kill him. I come from another prison. I was looking for him” are true.

‘He’s very worried that there are about 900 hard-core criminals in the new prison and he’s very, very tough.’

Local media reported that Anagnostopoulos had requested not to be relocated, citing death threats and security concerns.

He is said to have spent his first few days in solitary confinement in the new jail before being kept in a cell with three other convicts.

the murderer who Confessed to the crime last June, is set to appeal his sentence after claiming that judges were wrong to dismiss his claim that he had ‘momented’ after an argument with Carolyn over his daughter. In the heat of ‘ worked.

He would also argue that the testimony given by the marriage counselor of the couple should be struck down as she was not ‘qualified’ to give it.

The judges unanimously agreed that the 34-year-old was ‘conscious of his actions’ during the murder.

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