Charalambos “Babis” Anagnostopoulos allegedly asked his wife’s family for money after killing her, it is claimed (Image: Babis Anagnostopoulos/Instagram)

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Caroline Crouch's alleged killer husband asked the Brit's parents to pay for her coffin, according to her family's lawyer.

Thanassis Haramanis said Charalambos “Babis” Anagnostopoulos, 33, also asked Caroline's family to fly her body to Athens for the funeral.

The lawyer claims her grieving relatives gave him €4,000 (£3,433) before he reportedly confessed to police that he had killed her.

Anagnostopoulos originally claimed his 20-year-old wife died in a robbery at their home in Glyka Nera, Athens, Greece, however he later admitted that this story was a cover-up after more than eight hours of interrogation, according to police.

Caroline's diary entries before her death appear to show her marriage falling apart, with Anagnostopoulos allegedly behaving in a controlling and aggressive manner.

Caroline Crouch's relatives gave her alleged killer husband €4,000 after her death, her family's lawyer said
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Thanassis Haramanis told The Sun: “This man has no shame.

"First he killed Caroline, then he asked her parents for money to pay for her coffin and to fly her body from Athens for the funeral.

"They gave him €4,000. He paid nothing.”

Helicopter pilot Anagnostopoulos was last week pictured in a maximum security prison courtyard after being charged with murder by the authorities.

Anagnostopoulos was pictured in a prison courtyard last week
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Anagnostopoulos can be seen standing with his hands on his hips, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, and is apparently speaking to another inmate sat on a bench at the Korydallos jail.

The expression on his face is unclear from the image, which was released by star.gr.

A coroner's report suggested Ms Crouch was attacked while she was sleeping and suffered a slow, agonising death in the early hours of May 11.

A sharp increase in her heart rate was detected between 4.05am and 4.11am, the time her heart stopped beating, according to a fitness tracker she was wearing on her wrist.

Anagnostopoulos allegedly showed aggressive and controlling behaviour in his relationship, according to Caroline's diary
(Image: Babis Anagnostopoulos/Instagram)

The report gave the cause of death as suffocation.

Anagnostopoulos initially claimed she was strangled and the family dog was also killed when intruders stormed into the maisonette and demanded cash and jewellery.

He told police that he and Ms Crouch were both tied up and gagged, and the burglars fled with about £10,000 worth of euros which was hidden in a Monopoly box.

However he allegedly later admitted to smothering his wife with a pillow and staging a fake robbery to cover up his crime.

The Greek has been charged with murder after he reportedly confessed to killing his wife
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But Anagnostopoulos will argue that his wife was being "verbally and physically aggressive towards him," according to local reports.

If he manages to convince a jury that the killing was unplanned, he could see a life sentence reduced to just 15 years behind bars.

In one entry, written in 2019, Ms Crouch referenced fighting with her husband and said she had woken up feeling "weak and tired".

She went on to say she was thinking of leaving him and going to stay with her sister.

Caroline also expressed her love for the pilot, but noted that the relationship was hurting her.