Susan and David Crouch obtained sole custody of their granddaughter Lydia after their daughter Caroline was murdered by her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos
The parents of a British woman who was murdered by her husband in Greece have been given custody of their granddaughter.
Caroline Crouch, 20, was murdered on May 11 by her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, in front of her young daughter.
The killer then set up a web of lies, claiming that robbers broke into her home in a suburb of Athens and killed his wife and dog in the process.
Anagnostopoulos was arrested a month later when his lie was exposed and confessed to his crime and is likely to receive a life sentence.
Now their one-year-old daughter has officially been placed in the care of Caroline’s parents Susan and David, who live on the island of Alonnisos, reports the Greek City Times.
The killer’s parents, Constantinos and Georgia Anagnostopoulos, looked after the toddler after their mother’s death and wanted to keep it, but Mr and Mrs Crouch launched a legal tender for sole custody.
Her paternal grandparents continue to have access rights and are currently living in their holiday home on the Aegean island to be close to her.
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David Crouch told the Daily Mail, “Susan and I were given full custody, while the other grandparents had five visits a month.
“The child is doing well, and like his mother, it is getting more beautiful every day.
“She now walks confidently, eats heartily and enchants everyone she comes in contact with.
“It is now our intention to baptize her into the Greek Orthodox Church in the small chapel near the cemetery where Caroline was buried, as Caroline was.”