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Yolanda Saldívar (born September 19, 1960) is an American woman who was convicted of murdering Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez on March 31, 1995, at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas. She will be eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Spanish: [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes] or [seˈlena kintaˈniʎa ˈpeɾeθ]; April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.
Billboard magazine named her the “top Latin artist of the ’90s” and the “best selling Latin artist of the decade”. Media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices.[a] She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all-time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.
On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot dead by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former employee of her Selena Etc. boutiques.
In the spring of 1995, Selena’s family discovered that Saldívar was embezzling money from the fan club and the boutiques, so they fired her. Three weeks later, Selena agreed to meet Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi on the morning of March 31, 1995, to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to turn over. Saldívar once again delayed the handover by claiming she had been raped in Mexico.
Selena drove Saldívar to a local hospital, where doctors found no evidence of rape. They returned to the motel, where Selena again demanded the financial papers. Saldívar took a .38 Taurus Model 85 revolver from her purse and pointed it at the singer. Selena tried to flee, but Saldívar shot her once in the back, severing an artery. Critically wounded, Selena ran towards the lobby for help. She collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911, with Saldívar chasing her, calling her a “bitch”. Selena died in a hospital from loss of blood at 1:05 p.m, two weeks from her 24th birthday.