Caroline Crouch’s killer husband begs for prison transfer as he ‘fears for his life’ after brutal beating in jail | The Sun

CAROLINE Crouch’s husband has begged to move to a different prison as he "fears for his life".

Babis Anagnostopoulos, 34, has submitted a request for prison transfer following an attack by an inmate who wanted to kill him.

His lawyer Alexandros Papaioannidis told the Sun Online the prisoner openly admitted he wanted to murder him.

Anagnostopoulos has been moved from Athens’ Korydallos jail to the Malandrinos prison in central Greece.

But he has now requested to return to Korydallos prison citing "humanitarian and personal security reasons", reports Proto Thema.

In a document revealed by ANT1 News, the wife killer submitted the request to the prosecutor on June 1, raising the issue of security.


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He also referred to the attack by the other inmate back in January.

The document states: "My possible transfer to another Detention Center, implies that it will mean with absolute certainty my position at risk, with a threat to my physical integrity and my own life.

"The above is not reinforced by the fact that the case for which I am accused concerns the media and the public, reinforcing the feeling of killing me and even my inmates"

The 34-year-old who was jailed for life for the murder of his 20-year-old wife Caroline Crouch, noted that he is a "model prisoner".

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He added that he has helped break up fights between other inmates and always intervenes to try and find a solution.

Another reason he wants to move prisons is to be near his parents who are his only relatives.

His request is currently with the prosecutor of the Korydallos prison and will be sent to the prison council in ten days.

If accepted, a new request to the central transfer committee is required in order for his return to be considered.

Anagnostopoulos suffocated Caroline with a pillow in front of their 11-month-old daughter Lydia at their home in Athens last year.

While he initially claimed they were victims of a gang burglary, has later confessed to her murder.

However, police pulled together a stack of digital evidence that disrupted his timeline of the alleged botched robbery.

They found that Anagnostopoulos had in fact been active during the time he was supposedly tied up and Caroline's heart had stopped beating hours before he claimed the gang had broke in.

Detectives also revealed the security camera had been tampered with earlier than the pilot claimed, the couple had been arguing on that fateful night, and Caroline had tried to book a hotel to flee.

Last month he was found guilty of murdering the Brit at the Athens Mixed Jury Court.

He was also found guilty of animal abuse and two counts of perverting the course of justice after his elaborate ruse was rumbled.

The mixed court of jurors and judges overwhelmingly rejected Anagnostopoulos' attempt to make the murder look like a "crime of passion", saying it was clear it was premeditated and should be punished as such. 

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The pilot will also appeal against testimony by the couple’s marriage counsellor claiming she was not “qualified” to give it, according to his lawyer.    

He will also ask for his sentence to be cut saying mitigating circumstances – like his good behaviour in prison – should be taken into account.  

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