Former Miss Venezuela and Husband killed
January 9 , 2014
According to the authorities in Venezuela, a well-known actress and more importantly, Miss Venezuela 2004 has been shot and killed along with her husband after their vehicle broke down.
Monica Spear and husband Henry Thomas were murdered near Venezuela's main port Puerto Cabello while they were waiting for a tow truck.
Reports suggest that the couple's five-year-old daughter has been hospitalized and is stable. The family was on vacation and lived in the United States.
Venezuela is known to have the highest murder rate in the world and people in the region are scared enough to not step out of their homes after dark. The incident has triggered anger towards the populist government on social media.
Local media noted that the couple had a healthy relationship despite the fact that they were divorced.