S: By: Grace Carlo and Kinsey Jernigan
BC: R.I.P Selena | Always remembered and never forgotten
FC: Selena Quintanilla | By: Kinsey Jernigan and Grace Carlo | Selena Quintanilla | By: Kinsey Jernigan and Grace Carlo | 1971-1995
1: On March 31, Selena left at approximately 9am and went to a room in the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi to confront fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, about missing expenses. Yolanda was on the verge on being fired and knew it.
2: Soon after Selena arrived, Yolanda shot Selena once in the back with a 38-caliber revolver. Selena then ran to the lobby leaving a 390 foot trail of blood, asking for help | a 38-caliber pistol
3: Selena then collapsed to the floor. The police received the 911 call at 11:50am. The front desk clerk at Days Inn said her last word was 'Yolanda'.
4: Selena was holding the ring Yolanda gave to her in her hand. Selena apparently had taken the ring off her finger to return to Yolanda. | Selena and her egg ring
5: While Selena was being rushed to the hospital, Yolanda ran to the red GMC pick-up truck she borrowed and drove the truck to the hotel lobby and parked there.
6: Yolanda claims she "accidentally" shot Selena which is very untrue because, it takes 11 pounds in order to pull the trigger on the gun. | gun remains
7: During an interview with 20/20, Yolanda gave her story. Yolanda said that she was quitting from being Selena's fan club manager but Selena "refused" to let her go. Yolanda claimed Selena grabbed her legs and said "Mom don't go! We can talk about this..."
8: When Selena was in the ambulance, she was losing too much blood. The paramedics tried to give her more blood by giving an IV.
9: They tried to insert blood into her arm and neck but her veins were to flat and empty.
10: ...Yolanda also stated how she was telling Selena to go and Selena went to go shut the door. That's when Yolanda pulled the gun out and pointed it towards her head. She told Selena if she shut the door then she'd shoot herself.
11: She put the gun towards Selena telling her again to shut the door. Then, the gun "accidentally" went off and hit Selena in the back near the right shoulder. There was blood all over the door and room and Yolanda said she never saw the blood. | LIES! | LIES!
12: Later after the shooting, Yolanda stated that she didn't mean to shoot Selena, she meant to kill herself instead.
13: Even when Yolanda shot Selena, she didn't try to help her at all even though she was a trained nurse.
14: She | She put the gun to her head and held the police at the hotel for nearly 10 hours.
15: According to the Bexar County Sheriffs, Yolanda bought the murder weapon in San Antonio on March 13, when the Quintanilla’s were questioning her taking the money.
16: It took the jury took 2 hours to prove Yolanda Saldivar guilty of murdering Selena. | The jail Yolanda is in
17: Saldivar received the maximum punishment of life in prison with no chance of parole until 2025