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A young British mom was murdered in front of her baby daughter in Greece on Tuesday as she tried to hide from burglars who tied up her husband and hanged their dog outside their house, according to police.
In an abhorrent crime that has shocked the Mediterranean country, the unidentified 20-year-old mom — who has a UK passport — was found beaten and strangled in her attic beside her 11-month-old daughter, police said.
Her husband, a 32-year-old pilot, told police three hooded men had burst into their house in the Athens neighborhood of Glyka Nera at 5 a.m. and tied him to a chair while demanding money, the Greek Reporter said.
Once he finally managed to free himself, he found his murdered wife next to their crying baby where they had been hiding in the attic, sources told the outlet.
Police believe they threatened to harm the baby to force the mom to reveal where valuables were hidden as they stole cash and jewelry worth around $18,250, the reports said.
The baby appeared to be unharmed, with photos in The National Herald showing her being carried out of the crime scene while wrapped in a blanket.
The family dog was also killed, however, and left hanging on the fence of the two-story house, police said.
Greeks are used to gangland killings but the strangling of the woman in front of her child prompted shocked headlines. “Horror at Glyka Nera,” wrote the website Proto Thema.
With Post wires
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