Today is the 26th anniversary of the murder of Selena Quintanilla
Selena Quintanilla was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar on the morning of March 31, 1995. He was one of the closest friends of the “Queen of Texas-Mexico”. Today, Yolanda is serving her sentence in Mountain View, the highest security prison for women in Gatesville, Texas.
Yolanda Saldívar pleaded not guilty after killing Selena with a .38mm revolver bullet. The impact occurred at the level of the right lower shoulder, and the arterial rupture of this artery resulted in blood loss and cardiopulmonary arrest and death.
Saldívar is the singer’s personal assistant, the founder and president of her fan club and the manager of her brand Selena Etc, but she decided to reject the voice of the singer Como la flor at the age of 23 and succeeded in her career. .
After shooting Selena in Room 158 of the Days Inn Motel, Zaldivar locked himself in a van for nearly 10 hours. He threatened to hold a gun and kill himself by pointing at his head.
Although he insisted that he did not intend to murder Selena, after two hours of deliberation, the judge sentenced Yolanda Saldívar to life imprisonment for murder on October 24, 1995, and may request her parole in March 2025 to perform well. After serving 30 years.
Since November 22, 1995, Saldívar has spent the night in a cell measuring about 3.5 x 2 meters. His work started from relaxing in the morning, then working as a janitor, and then returning to his cell.
In an interview with Univision, the spokesperson of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jeremy Desel said: “Over the years, Zaldivar’s status has not undergone any actual or significant changes.” He added: “She has been in It’s been a long time on the same stage.”
Desel didn’t want to elaborate on what Yolanda’s job in the prison is like now, nor how long she has been in this position, but just said: “The job of a janitor is the job of a janitor.”
Since the end of the life of the “Queen of Texas”, Yolanda’s life has never ceased to be dangerous. She has repeatedly received death threats from foreign letters for murdering idols, and in other cases, she has also been threatened by threats. Other prisoners, this is why she lives in her cell alone and is separated from other prisoners.
You have the right to buy a transistor radio from the prison police station and have the right to receive visits from family or friends once a week. He has appealed twice, the first time in 2009, but he lost the appeal in the wrong county. In 2014, he tried again and asked to improve his health. He could not confirm this, so he was rejected.
Selena Quintanilla’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, assured that his family did not care if Saldívar was released on parole in 2025, but he believed that he was in a safe place because although he had been on parole for many years Know that someone is going to assassinate her.
“We still receive letters from women in her prison who say they are waiting for her and want to kill her.” […] They have nothing to lose,” he revealed in an interview with Tony Dandrades last year.
Saldívar will be able to apply for parole in 2025 without the need for a lawyer, because he only needs to prove that he has been in good conduct within 30 years of his sentence.