Shocking twist after mum 'tortured and killed during burglary'

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The husband of a woman who was brutally murdered in front of her young child has allegedly confessed to the horrific crime.

Caroline Crouch was killed on May 11 in Athens, Greece. Her husband, Babis Anagnostopoulos, initially told police three robbers had broken into their home, and had beaten and killed his wife while he was tied to a chair.

However, police have now charged Anagnostopoulos, 32, with her murder after he allegedly admitted to killing his wife and staging a robbery, sources told news outlet Greek Reporter.

Anagnostopoulos told investigators an argument between the pair had turned violent, the publication reported.

Caroline Crouch seen with her husband, Babis Anagnostopoulos, and their child.
Caroline Crouch's husband Babis Anagnostopoulos has been charged with her murder. Source: Instagram

"We had an argument that night. At one point she threw the child inside the crib and told me to get up and leave the house," he allegedly told investigators.

"She pushed me and punched me. I blurred, I killed her and then I staged the robbery.”

Anagnostopoulos told police thieves entered the couple's home, seeking money and jewellery before torturing the couple, Greek newspaper Proto Thema previously reported.

However, the investigation into Ms Crouch's death uncovered key evidence which undermined Anagnostopoulos' story about the burglary.

New evidence uncovered in young mum's death by police

"There is new evidence which requires explanations. The investigation’s facts cannot be held up," police spokesperson Apostolos Skrekas said at a briefing, according to the Greek Reporter.

The watch Ms Crouch wore recorded her pulse, showing she was dead earlier than Anagnostopoulos had said.

Also Anagnostopoulos' own mobile phone recorded his steps and showed he was walking around when he claimed he was tied up by the burglars, the publication reported.

The memory card from the home's security camera was removed at 1.20am (local time), however, the supposed robbers did not enter the home until three hours later, Proto Thema reported.

The analysis of the crime scene did not confirm others were involved in Ms Crouch's murder, with no DNA, fingerprints or signs of a struggle, according to the Greek Reporter.

Right is Babis Anagnostopoulos on an aircraft and his wife is pictured with their child on the left.
Anagnostopoulos (right) allegedly admitted to killing Ms Crouch after she said she would leave him. Source: Instagram

The couple's 11-month-old child was not injured, but the family dog killed.

Following Ms Crouch's murder, before Anagnostopoulos was charged, he shared a picture of the two of them on their wedding day on Instagram.

"Together forever," he wrote.

"Have a nice trip my love."

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