Tragic news out of Venezuela today, former Miss Venezuela 2004 and actress of Telemundo’s Pasion Prohibida Monica Spear and her husband, Henry Thomas Berry were murdered. The couple along with their daughter were attacked by a group of men who shot at them while they waited in their broke down car alongside a highway. Fortunately, their five-year-old daughter managed to survive the attack only sustaining a gunshot wound to her leg.
Although the family of three live in the United States they were in Venezuela on vacation. The family were driving on highway when their car broke down near the town of Puerto Cabello. Spear, 29, and Berry, 39, were slain late last night when their car broke down outside the Venezuelan port town.
According to local authorities, the family was waiting for a tow truck to arrive when they were approached by highway bandits who opened fire on the car after Spear and Berry locked themselves in.
Currently, Venezuela has one of the highest murder and violent crimes rate in the world. According to a non-profit organization manned in Venezuela called the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, the country’s murder rate is so high and crime is so rampant Venezuelans are afraid to go out at night.
Despite the non-profit’s claim the government has disagreed to the high murder and crime rate. That is until now.
The social media world became abuzz with the news about Spear’s gruesome death. With more than 355,000 followers on Twitter fans of Spear were outraged about her and her husband’s death and unleashed their anger at the Venezuelan government demanding something be done.
Up until her death, Spear took to her Twitter and Instagram accounts to share pictures and videos of her vacation. In one such video shared with her fans Spear blows a kiss to her followers while riding on a horse enjoying her picturesque vacation before it turned tragic.
There is no information on whether the local authorities have any suspects in the deaths of Spear and her Irish husband Berry since the story is still developing.