Venezuela Beauty Queen Murder: Five Arrested in Monica Spear Slaying
Five people are under arrest after a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed in front of their five-year-old daughter in what cops say was likely a well-planned execution.
Miss Venezuela 2004 Monica Spear, 29, and Thomas Berry, 39, and their daughter Maya, 5, were on a family vacation when the former couple drove over a sharp object that was deliberately placed in the road by a band of thieves, authorities say. The suspects waited until after the car was lifted onto the back of a tow truck before unleashing a hail of bullets on the victims.
Maya survived the massacre, but suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.