Former Miss Venezuela, Husband Killed in Robbery

Young daughter of Monica Spear is hospitalized
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 7, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Former Miss Venezuela, Husband Killed in Robbery
This 2005 photo released by Miss Universe shows Monica Spear, Miss Venezuela.   (Darren Decker)

Venezuelan authorities say a well-known soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela and her husband were shot and killed resisting a robbery after their car broke down. Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 49, were slain last night near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela's main port. Their 5-year-old daughter was in stable condition after getting medical attention for unspecified injuries. The family lived in the United States and was on vacation. Local news reports said they were awaiting a tow truck. Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2004 and acted in numerous soap operas for the US-based Telemundo network. (More Monica Spear stories.)

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