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Venezuelan Soap Star

MURDERED

Daughter Survives Vicious Attack

1/7/2014 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0107-monica-spear-miss-venezuela-gettyA Venezuelan soap star and her ex-husband were shot to death by a roving band of highway robbers -- but amazingly ... police say the couple's young daughter survived the attack.

Monica Spear -- Miss Venezuela 2004 -- and Henry Thomas Berry were shot and killed after their car broke down near the town of Puerto Cabello in Venezuela.

Police say the family was waiting for a tow truck when the bandits showed up. Spear and Berry locked themselves and their 5-year-old daughter inside the car ... but police say the robbers opened fire, killing them and injuring the girl -- who's hospitalized with a bullet wound to her leg.

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The family lived in the U.S., but were on vacation when they were attacked.

Venezuela has one of the world's highest murder rates. According to news reports, violent crime is so bad ... even residents are afraid to venture out at night.

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31.

dee    

Descanse en paz

256 days ago
32.

ProudMexicanAmericanWoman    

Thats very sad, my prayers go out to her & her family..what a tragedy.

256 days ago
33.

Moe Greene    

Always tragic when good looking chicks die.

256 days ago
34.

buggaz    

Idiots went to a socialist feces hole for vacation!

256 days ago
35.

WASIM DARWICH    

IM FROM VENEZUELA AND I MUST SAY THAT THING LIKE THIS HAPPEN DAILY HERE, WE ARE SO TIRED OF THIS GOUVERMENT OF **** THAT DONSNT DO ANYTHING FOR US, WE JUST HOPE FOR US TO WAKE UP ONE DAY AND SEND THIS PRESIDENT TO HELL WHERE HE BELONG

256 days ago
36.

Andy    

Venezuela has one of the highest murder rates because they used leaded gasoline until 2005. It sounds crazy, but lead in the environment accounts for 50% of crimes rates. Brazil's and the US's rates all went down 20 years after the banning of leaded gasoline.

256 days ago
37.

loco73    

This is a message to the people who did this:

Pueden huir, pero no pueden escapar o esconderse. Van a ser encontrados. No van haber ni arestos ni algun juicio en la corte. Van a morir, y morir malo, duro y va tomar mucho tiempo. No hay escape., Ojo por ojo, sangre por sangre.

Eye for an eye tooth for a tooth. You will pay for this. See you soon.

256 days ago
38.

soright    

They are from that area, so they must know it is lawless and out of control.

256 days ago
39.

Rodrigo Podimez    

These Venisulian nomad people are exactly like the Christian Taliban. America needs to invade with a small force of seals or at the very least send in some drones to attack these terrorists and show them we take american lives seriously. Semper Fi!!

256 days ago
40.

fyi    

lo que habría significado para mi cuando era preadolescente visitar Neverland, no te puedes ni imaginar, no como fan, sino como algo.... no sé, fuera del mundo feo que vivi en aquellos años. Y me emociono al pensar que tú eres ese de los vídeos de Neverland, y que estás pendiente de mí de alguna manera.

256 days ago
41.

fyi    

tu no te das cuenta lo que es para una persona completamente anónima y de pueblo como yo, que Michael Jackson esté casi cinco años vigilándola y jugando con ella?
vamos que estoy que floto, acordándome de los vídeos de cuando estabas oficialmente vivo con los niños pobrecitos de los suburbios y enfermos en Neverland.... me emociono, pensando que yo podría haber sido uno de ellos, visitando tu parque de atracciones en Neverland, :).

Siento con toda mi alma y que Dios me perdone por cuando te he insultado. Esa reacción viene de sentirme ofendida por algo de lo que en realidad debería hacerme sentir especial, por ser tú.

256 days ago
42.

lastrebel    

The comments condemning the victims are simply amazing. They don't deserve that. Tragic story and condolences to the family. RIP

256 days ago
43.

yoda    

How can anyone read this story and make dumb comments I cannot understand. The horror these parents went through in their last moments trying to protect their child! The horror that little child felt and will probably deal with for a long time! What is wrong with you people

256 days ago
44.

Gissy    

:((((((((((( I really loved her in Pasion Prohibida

256 days ago
45.

Chucky Mapoo    

Went to a dive bar and ended up getting plastered along with a midget just off of work at an intersection. Best random intoxication ever.
Sorry for the tragic loss here.

256 days ago
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