Caroline Crouch’s grieving dad has said he wished he’d known his Greek son-in-law was going to confess to her murder — so he could have “blown his f—ing lying head right off,” according to a report.
Helicopter pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, had hugged his late wife’s family at a memorial while still maintaining that the young mom had been murdered in front of their baby daughter by a team of home invaders in Athens.
Waiting police picked him up immediately after the memorial — and he allegedly confessed to being the killer, police have said.
“When I found out later, my one regret was that I hadn’t known when he was here,” Crouch’s 78-year-old father, David, told The Sun.
“I would have blown his f—ing lying head right off his shoulders and willingly taken the consequences,” he said.
The dad said he and his wife, Susan Dela Cuesta, first learned of their daughter’s May 11 murder from neighbors near their home on the Greek island Alonissos.
“It was as if an icy hand had reached inside my chest and gripped my heart. It was the worst day of my life,” he said.
The Crouches were on Monday awarded custody of their baby granddaughter, Lydia, who was being looked after by Anagnostopoulos’ parents, Georgia and Kostas, The Sun said.
The court’s ruling made grandma Susan “happy,” the family’s lawyer, Thanassis Harmanis, told the UK paper.
“She will be able to see Caroline again in the eyes of Lydia,” Harmanis said.
While Anagnostopoulos’ parents lost their bid for joint custody, they are still allowed to see their granddaughter five times a week between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but only on Alonissos, the report said.