Contrary to earlier reports, the husband of Brit woman Caroline Crouch, who smothered her in their Greece home in May, was not transported to Athens by a helicopter.
Police refused to do that because they feared Charalambos 'Babis' Anagnostopoulos might attempt to crash the plane if he suspected they were on to him.
Babis was picked up by the police at his late wife’s funeral for further questioning after detectives found evidence suggesting he murdered Crouch, 20.
According to the Sun Online, a police officer said they realised they were dealing with a ‘dangerous man’ and could not leave anything to chance.
It was planned down to the last detail. We weren't going to take any risks. Our relationship had been built on trust and we knew at that point that this individual was a dangerous man. He was capable of anything.
A dangerously good actor
Babis murdered his wife and staged a grand robbery attack to cover his tracks. A spokesperson for the police in Athens said when cops got to the couple’s home, they found Babis handcuffed to the floor with duct tape over his eyes and mouth.
He also later confessed to killing the family dog to corroborate his story. All this happened in the presence of their one-year-old daughter Lydia.
The captain of the boat on which Babis was transported from Alonissos to Skiathos, Dimitiris Anthimos, told local media he received a request to carry an unknown VIP. According to him, Babis was smiling 'like he was on a cruise… I have never seen a better actor.'
Babis confessed to killing his wife after police discovered discrepancies in the story he had earlier told them. Data from his smartphone and Caroline’s smartwatch helped police to crack the case.
His finances are also being investigated with police suspecting he may have been working for a drug cartel—a discovery which may have cost Caroline her life.
It recently also emerged that he had received £17,000 from his mother-in-law barely ten days before he suffocated his wife to death in a fit of rage.