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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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61.

Marie    

Poor woman. Thank God her baby girl was saved. May she rest in peace.

228 days ago
62.

Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

228 days ago
63.

LetsBeReAL    

Tmz really has to moderate these posters. A link to anything should be automatically deleted. It's getting annoying. No one actually clicks these links, do they? Real feenish behavior!

228 days ago
64.

Miva    

An utterly sad news, My prayers are with both families, especially with their little girl, I bumped into Thomas's bio here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/breaking-news/thomas-henry-berry-former-miss-venezuela-monica-spears-husband/

228 days ago
65.

DUMPSTERDIVER    

Find these ******** and hang them by the balls.

228 days ago
66.

Maria    

My thoughts and prayer are with her family, for that little girl to lose both of her parents at one is so traumatic. May god be with them during this difficult time. RIP!

228 days ago
67.

ImSoReal    

Chavez with his socialist idea RUINED Venezeula.

227 days ago
68.

May    

That is so sad, but yeah that is my country ... this is happening every day in Venezuela...

227 days ago
69.

The Zombie    

Exactly what good did they think locking themselves in a car was going to do?

227 days ago
70.

Jackie    

OMG!....That's very sad. :(...R.I.P

227 days ago
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Luis Ibarra    

A crime therefore the legacy of deceased Chavez. A hatemonger that prompted his violent hate speech of the lower classes against whom have better quality of life. They armed criminals. Criminals supposedly justified because society forced them to commit crimes and leave them free, Chavez used to say. Pimps. The Venezuelan middle and high clase even in their homes are secure. Communist failure. In 15 years take 22 security plans and none work. They politicized the police and justice. Too corrupt regime. Very efficient doing propaganda and withholding information from their government, but really inefficient and unable to do good. Demagogues. They have been very accommodating with criminals. It is a expected result. THEY ARE SPECIAL TO PROSECUTE AND IMPRISON POLITICAL OPPONENTS, BUT TERRIBLE FIGHTING CRIME.

226 days ago
72.

Maria    

I'm from Venezuela and Monica was beloved here, she was such a good actress. I still can't believe this :( I'm so scared about my country.

226 days ago
73.

Luis Ibarra    

A crime therefore the legacy of deceased Chavez. A hatemonger that prompted his violent hate speech of the lower classes against whom have better quality of life. They armed criminals. Criminals supposedly justified because society forced them to commit crimes and leave them free, Chavez used to say. Pimps. The Venezuelan middle and high clase even in their homes are secure. Communist failure. In 15 years take 22 security plans and none work. They politicized the police and justice. Too corrupt regime. Very efficient doing propaganda and withholding information from their government, but really inefficient and unable to do good. Demagogues. They have been very accommodating with criminals. It is a expected result. THEY ARE SPECIAL TO PROSECUTE AND IMPRISON POLITICAL OPPONENTS, BUT TERRIBLE FIGHTING CRIME.

226 days ago
74.

pedro    

que porqueria de pais

224 days ago
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