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Slain Venezuelan Soap Star

Shrinks Prepping to Tell 5-Year-Old Her Mom Was Murdered

1/8/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The 5-year-old daughter of murdered Venezuelan soap star Monica Spear still doesn't know her parents are dead -- and TMZ has learned the girl's family has hired psychologists to prepare her for the traumatizing news.

As we reported, Spear and her ex-husband Henry Thomas Berry were shot and killed this week by highway robbers near the town of Puerto Cabello after their car broke down. Their 5-year-old daughter was present, but somehow survived the attack with a bullet wound to the leg.

Family sources tell us, the daughter's not fully aware of what happened ... she currently believes her parents are just "sleeping." We're told psychologists are now working closely with the toddler to soften the blow once her family tells her the truth ... very shortly. 

Family sources tell us, the girl's grandparents will be her guardians from here on out.

As for funeral arrangements, the ceremony and burial will take place in Venezuela later this week.

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Dead account Delete at will    

Kimmodes Herpes hopes her grand parents arent as stupid as the kids parents by taking them to a violent murder capital for vacation to die.

253 days ago
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DaDa    

So sad, your family will be in my prayers. RIP

253 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Kids do prefer Disney Land for vacation. And its a lot safer

253 days ago
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janedoeme2    

So sad. God bless this little girls future.

253 days ago
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Rachel    

Bastards!... Poor little girl. Probably, more to the story, but sad story all the way around.

253 days ago
6.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

TMZ are vultures

253 days ago
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Me    

Oh my god, this is so tragic.

253 days ago
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PG    

I guess TMZ is going to start stalking this poor child.

253 days ago
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Anonymous    

It is very sad that they died, but for the record, 5 is not a "toddler".

253 days ago
10.

key    

Que lastima una buena actriz hay tanta gente con tan mal corazón. ...

253 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

WTH?? Need to hire someone to share bad news with a 5 year old?? The news should come from someone the child knows, loves, and trust - not some stranger hired. In fact, to do otherwise, is downright cruel to the child to hear it from a stranger.

253 days ago
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Shoozie    

Poor child. I can't imagine what she is going to have to deal with.

253 days ago
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lastrebel    

Tragic story all the way around.

253 days ago
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She's baaaack    

Technically their car did not break down. The highway robbers are like murderous pirates. They place things in the road to blow tires to ribbons so they can rob the occupants, which is what I believe happened with their vehicle. Now that I got that out of the way that is such a tragedy for that poor child.

253 days ago
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Venezolano    

Dios como ponen a mi Venezuela querida, este crimen es sicariato.

253 days ago
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