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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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1.

karenjj    

How tragic. RIP.

253 days ago
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Jenna5960    

I just feel awful for that little girl.

253 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Five years old. She will definitely remember and be traumatized by the experience. What kinds of animals would do this? Sick and twisted.

253 days ago
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Nita Frantz    

So sad.

253 days ago
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She's baaaack    

That is very tragic. I can't imagine the horror of trying to protect their child and not knowing ... awful.

253 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Murder capitol of the world? Lets bring our kid and go vacation there.
Another flawed plan by not so smart parents.

253 days ago
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HarveyWorld_Girl    

So sad. R.I.P......

253 days ago
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F'U    

Sad! In no for a fact in many south American countries,as well some carribean countries,bandits are the norm.Especially if they believe you have some sort of wealth.

253 days ago
9.

Black Adam    

Poor little kid had to have stupid parents who decided to vacation at the Thunderdome. How many more people have to die because of someone lacking common sense. And yes the ones who killed them were stupid too, but you dont go whacking a Hornets nest with a stick either.

253 days ago
10.

Canadasux    

What an outrageous shame!

253 days ago
11.

billybob    

The world is in grief now. Nothing will be the same again. I'm so sorry . . .

253 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Damn

253 days ago
13.

Lucky_130    

Hopefully Lindsay Lohan will take one of her vacations there sometime soon

253 days ago
14.

david    

Guns are great!!!! Best invention EVERRRRRR

253 days ago
15.

fyi    

lol

me siento muy halagada, de verdad.

253 days ago
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