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Yolanda Saldívar Biography/Career and Conviction/Murder

Yolanda Saldívar Biography/Career

Saldvar was born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 19, 1960. She is one of Frank and Juanita Saldvar’s seven children.
Saldvar, a former nurse, used to listen to country music.
She is a former nurse from the United States who was convicted of Selena’s murder in 1995.
Saldvar was the president of Selena’s fan club and the manager of her boutiques before the murder, but she lost both positions shortly before the murder when the singer’s family discovered she had been embezzling money from both organizations.

Yolanda Saldivar Conviction/Murder

The trial of Saldvar for the murder of Selena was closely watched by the Latino community in the United States.
Selena’s family discovered in early 1995 that Saldvar had been stealing money from both the fan club and the boutiques, which led to her firing in the first week of March.

Saldvar allegedly pointed a.38 Taurus Model 85 revolver from her purse at the singer. Selena attempted to flee, but Saldvar shot her in the back, severing an artery in the process.
Saldvar is serving a life sentence at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Mountain View Unit in Gatesville. On March 30, 2025, she will be eligible for parole.



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