Ever since Monica Spear, a soap opera star and former Miss Venezuela, and her ex-husband were shot and killed in a robbery attempt, police have been busy tracking down the perpetrators. Law enforcement officials in Venezuela have announced that 7 members of a vicious street gang known as “The Bloodsuckers” are now under arrest, and police say they are also seeking four additional suspects in the double murder, which was witnessed by the couple’s young daughter.
The deadly attack occurred during a robbery when the couple were travelling on a highway near Valencia and has sparked nationwide outrage that the government is not doing enough to prevent the increasing number of violent attacks that are occurring every day against innocent citizens. Family members say that Spear had already been the victim of numerous other robberies and that they had been encouraging her to relocate elsewhere. Her ex-spouse, who operated a travel company, had already left Venezuela for Florida many years ago, but recently returned so he could spend more time with his daughter. The family was waiting for a tow truck to service two flat tires when gunmen appeared out of nowhere and shot the couple, also wounding their daughter.
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