CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The slayings of a popular soap-opera actress and her husband in Venezuela are calling attention to the violence in the country that soared during the 14-year rule of the late Hugo Chavez.

Former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her husband were shot and killed by robbers on an isolated highway late Monday.

Their five-year-old daughter was wounded.

The killings have outraged Venezuelans.