Caroline Crouch's parents promise to care for her baby after she was killed by husband and say 'her memory will live on'

CAROLINE Crouch's heartbroken parents have promised to care for her baby daughter and vowed that the "memories of her mother will live forever."

Susan and David Crouch's world has been torn apart after their son-in-law Charalambos 'Babis' Anagnostopoulos admitted to killing the 20-year-old in a fit of rage.

Babis played the part of the grieving widower for over a month before finally confessing to cops he suffocated Caroline and staged a fake robbery after she threatened to divorce him and take their daughter Lydia.

But Caroline's distraught parents have spoke of their hope for their 11-month-old granddaughter's future in their first interview since her death with the Daily Mail.

"Both Susan and I will spend the rest of our lives making sure that justice is done and ensuring that her little daughter Lydia is brought up with all the advantages that we can give her and that the memories of her mother live forever," David told the publication.

The 78-year-old proudly remembered the young mum who has been "cruelly taken away at the beginning of what was expected to be a wonderful life."

"Caroline was born in a private hospital in Athens on July 12, 2001, but was a British citizen," Liverpool-born David explained.

"She first came to the island with her mother as a babe-in-arms to be introduced to her future friends, and then moved to the island permanently with Susan and me in May of 2003."

He took comfort in recalling the "many accomplishments of my wonderful daughter".

As a youngster she "excelled academically," "took to the sea like a seasoned veteran" and was a "talented performer".

But Caroline was "not just academically brilliant, she was also a wonderful sportswoman."

"Caroline of course had a serious side and in her mid-teens embarked on a religious study course.

"Both Susan and I were very proud when she was awarded a place at Piraeus University to read statistics, although we were very sad to see her leave home."

The retired gas executive told how, "'From learning to swim at an early age, she went on to qualify as a scuba diver in open water diving – her only disappointment being that she couldn't gain her instructors certificate because she was under eighteen at the time.

"She competed in 10km road races here on the island and could run the legs off most of the boys of her age.

"A keen kick-boxer, she terrified the life out of me – although I can say, hand on heart, in all our time together we never had a cross word."

Caroline was found dead in her family home last month in an upmarket suburb of the Greek capital, Athens, after being tortured and suffocated, with her 11-month-old daughter Lydia placed beside her.

Anagnostopoulos, 33, a UK-trained chopper pilot, appeared in court last week following his confession after keeping up a sick charade for weeks.

He reportedly told cops he "panicked" when he realised he had killed Crouch after holding her down in bed as the couple were having a late night row.

Anagnostopoulos also said he was considering hiding her body in a bid to mislead the police and claimed he did so because he didn't want his daughter to grow up without parents.

He even admitted killing the family's puppy in order to make the crime scene more plausible.

Just hours before his horrifying admission, he was pictured comforting her mother Susan at a memorial held in Caroline's honour on the island of Alonnisos.

The Crouch's may now face further turmoil as a Greek court decides if they or Anagnostopoulos' parents will gain custody of Lydia.

A judge will now determine if her mother’s relatives will look after her or if Anagnostopoulos's family should. 

The tot is currently being cared for by her paternal grandparents in Athens, who are set to ask for 50/50 custody, according to Greek newspaper Proto Thema.

Constantinos, Anagnostopoulos's father, said: "The baby is with us. All we care about is the future of this baby and we want to be as focused on this as much as possible.

"As a father right now, I have lost two children. Now I want to ensure this baby doesn't have more bad luck – none of this is this child's fault."

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