Former Miss Venezuela Spear Mootz Gunned Down; Five Arrested

Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear Mootz was killed during a robbery on a highway in Venezuela. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear Mootz was killed during a robbery on a highway in Venezuela. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Fox News Latino is reporting that five unidentified suspects have been arrested for killing former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear Mootz, 29 and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry, 39, a British citizen, in front of their 5-year-old daughter during a robbery on a roadside in Venezuela. Reportedly, Spear Mootz and Berry were shot after locking themselves in their disabled car to get away from robbers. Their daughter Maya was shot in the leg during the incident but survived. The author reports:

“Some of the suspects arrested by police in Puerto Cabello are under the age of 18. The accused bandits fired at least six shots into the vehicle.

The slaying of Spear and her ex-husband followed a pattern of late-night assaults carried out by disabling cars with obstacles placed on roadways.

They were killed at about 10:30 p.m. between Puerto Cabello, the country’s main port, and the provincial capital of Valencia, while on a badly maintained stretch of highway that is lightly traveled at that hour.”

The car was reportedly ambushed after hitting an object placed on the road to disable vehicles. Spear Mootz was crowned in 2004, eventually becoming a telenovela star in Venezuala. She most recently starred in Telemundo’s “Flor Salvaje” in 2011 and Pasión Prohibida last year. She was currently living in Florida.

Read more at Fox News Latino.

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