Greek pilot detained in British wife’s death

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) — Police arrested a Greek helicopter pilot who had claimed his British wife was killed during a robbery at the couple’s home outside Athens.

Police detained 33-year-old pilot and flight instructor Babis Anagnostopoulos late Thursday for the May 11 killing of Caroline Crouch, 20, who died of suffocation. Anagnostopoulos appeared in court yesterday.

The pilot had publicly claimed that robbers broke into the couple’s home and tied up and gagged the wife and husband in their bedroom, prompting the police to issue a EUR300,000 reward for information about the crime.

The couple’s infant daughter was found unharmed, and the family dog choked to death on its leash, authorities said.