Monica Spear – a Venezuelan soap star and former Miss Venezuela – was murdered on Monday night along with her ex-husband Henry Thomas Berry near the town of Puerto Cabello in Venezuela by a band of highway robbers.
According to police, Spears and her ex were shot to death as they waited for a tow truck to move their car, which broke down on the way from Puerto Cabello to Valencia. The couple had locked themselves in the car when the gun-wielding bandits showed up, and opened fire on them.
Spear’s 5-year old daughter, who was with them at the time of the attack, survived. She is currently hospitalized with a gunshot wound to her leg.
Monica Spear, 39, won the Miss Venezuela crown in 2004. She split from Berry – a British national – last year. They were in Venezuela on a vacation.