GUILTY Venezuela - Thomas Berry, 39, & Monica Spear, 29, murdered, Carabobo, 6 Jan 2014

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  1. Reader

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    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ent...enezuela-slain-in-highway-robbery-5120784.php

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A popular soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela, 29-year-old Monica Spear surely could have afforded to vacation elsewhere.

    Yet she and her ex-husband, who worked in the travel industry, spent New Year's in the mountains of western Venezuela with their 5-year-old daughter then visited the plains of Apure state.

    On their return by car to Caracas, Spear and Thomas Henry Berry, a 39-year-old British citizen, became the latest symbols of the rampant violent crime that is afflicting this oil-rich nation.

    Robbers shot and killed the two and wounded their daughter on an isolated stretch of highway when they tried to foil the assault by locking themselves inside their car, which had been disabled by tire punctures, police said Tuesday.......more......
     
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    "Miss Venezuela and husband shot dead in front of daughter laid to rest side by side amid emotional and chaotic scenes as hundreds turn up to mourn their brutal murders"

    "Thomas Berry and Monica Spear Mootz buried alongside each other in emotional ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela"

    "Hundreds turned out for their funeral prompting chaotic scenes and delay
    Murdered when their car broke down"

    "Couple killed in front of five-year-old daughter Maya, who was shot in leg"

    "One suspect is thought to be on the run with the gun used in shooting"

    "Two minors aged 17 and 15 are also in custody"

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...cenes-hundreds-turn-mourn-brutal-murders.html
     
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  5. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From May 2015:

    http://www.latintimes.com/monica-sp...se-contreras-sentenced-25-years-prison-318169

     

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