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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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46.

Tisha    

She was spending the holidays with her family, that's the reason she was there, she lives in Miami. This can happen" Anywhere". I pray for her little girl and their families. She was a beautiful person.

204 days ago
47.

Chucky Mapoo    

This wouldn't happen if people in the U.S. like Lindsay Lohan and others wouldn't have such a blow habit.

204 days ago
48.

John Brandon    

I was schedule to travel to Venezuela in the next coming month. I've just cancel my trip there and will go to another country later in the year. So many murders in the fist week of the year is frightening.

204 days ago
49.

Andreinac13    

She was so cute and such a good actress. I feel bad for her daughter. Rip

204 days ago
50.

SpitBall    

What a bunch of ****ing animals.

204 days ago
51.

GABI    

It infuriates so much reading comments that say how they werent smart parents by going on vacations TO THE COUNTRY SHE WAS BORN. She is Venezuelan, she was spending time WITH HER FAMILY. It's not fair at all that just a little holiday with her loved ones costed her and her husband's life. But dont just go on saying how they werent smart when all they wanted was to be around family.

Peace to their rest and all my prayers go out to their families and their little girl.

204 days ago
52.

GABI    

It infuriates so much reading comments that say how they werent smart parents by going on vacations TO THE COUNTRY SHE WAS BORN. She is Venezuelan, she was spending time WITH HER FAMILY. It's not fair at all that just a little holiday with her loved ones costed her and her husband's life. But dont just go on saying how they werent smart when all they wanted was to be around family.
Peace to their rest and all my prayers go out to their families and their little girl.

204 days ago
53.

Amber Lesesne    

LORD HAVE MERCY..... WE HAVE TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS.... REMEMBER THAT SATAN HAS A ARMY ALSO

204 days ago
54.

Steve    

Sh!thole

204 days ago
55.

zombie    

How utterly tragic.

204 days ago
56.

Lena    

survey says...DRUG RELATED

204 days ago
57.

Mr joyboyy    

Socialist paradise. Chavez was a fat genius. Sean Penn, too.

204 days ago
58.

Santiago    

Welcome to the ****ing hellhole we call a country....

204 days ago
59.

Cromulent    

The harder socialism is tried the harder it fails.

204 days ago
60.

freaksloan    

I thought that place was a socialist Utopia? I also thought the US is the only place that has gun violence.

I guess the MSM has been lying to me.

204 days ago
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