THE crazed fan who killed superstar Selena Quintanilla may only be behind bars for a few more years.
The mugshot of Saldívar, in prison for the 1995 murder of singer Selena, was recently revealed.
Where is Yolanda Saldivar now?
Yolanda Saldívar is in Mountain View Prison in Texas serving a life sentence for the murder of Selena.
RadarOnline reported in 2019 that Yolanda’s prison job is to “pass out food trays from a cart to other offenders in her cell area,” according to the Public Information Officer.
The outlet also reported Yolanda requested a new trial on March 28, 2019.
In court papers obtained by Radar, she claimed the prosecutor on the case held exculpatory material evidence, which is evidence favorable to the defendant, without presenting it during the trial.
Yolanda’s petition for a new trial was dismissed.
What happened to Selena Quintanilla?
Grammy Award-winning singer Selena Quintanilla was murdered in Texas when she was just 23.
Her family discovered that Saldívar was embezzling money from both the singer’s fan club and boutiques, which led to her being fired.
Saldívar was the president of Selena’s fan club and the manager of two of her boutiques.
Selena agreed to meet Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995, to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to turn over.
Saldívar then took a gun 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 with Saldívar in pursuit.
Selena collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911. She would later die at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital from blood loss and cardiac arrest.
It took 10 hours for police to arrest Saldívar, who was sitting in her pickup truck in the motel parking lot in a tense stand-off.
Although she claimed that the shooting was an accident, Yolanda was sentenced to life in prison.
When is Yolanda Saldívar eligible for parole?
Yolanda Saldívar is eligible for parole on March 20, 2025.
While serving her sentence, Yolanda has taken part in a new docu-series about Selena’s murder.
In the trailer, which was released on February 5, 2024, she says, “I knew her secrets, and I think the people deserved to know the truth.”
The upcoming Oxygen docuseries will feature Yolanda speaking from prison about her working relationship and friendship with the beloved star.
Oxygen is also promising to share never-before-seen documents and recordings.
Yolanda’s family hopes that this new information will show the public that there is more to the tragedy than the world knows.
Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them will air in three parts beginning on February 17, 2024 at 8 pm.