S: Yolanda Saldívar
BC: Be strong minded and always think that the impossible is possible - Selena
FC: Yolanda Saldívar | . . . and the details of her murder trial. | By: Katie Hopping & Rachel Hasek
1: Yolanda grew up the youngest of eight kids in San Antonio, Texas.
2: She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor in Nursing.
3: After she started nursing she was sued by her former employer because she stole money from him in 1983. But the law suit was eventually dropped in court.
4: After becoming a fan of Tejano music, Yolanda asked another Tejano singer about starting a fan club, but was denied.
5: At first she was hesitant to ask Selena because she disliked her because she was popular on the Tejano charts. | She approached Abraham Quintanilla and asked about the fan club. He approved and she became the president and later became the manager of Selena's boutique.
6: In 1995, Selena and her family found out thatYolanda was stealing money from the business and they fired her.
7: In Corpus Cristi in the morning of March 31, 1995 Selena agreed to meet Yolanda at a Days Inn. She made excuses in order to get Selena to attend the meeting.
8: Once at the hotel Yolanda took a pistol from her purse and pointed it at Selena. Selena tried to run, butYolanda shot her in the shoulder hitting an artery.
9: Selena ran away and pass out in the lobby. Selena died in the hospital just a few hours later.
10: After Selena collapsed, Yolanda barricaded herself in her car with a pistol pointed to her head. She cried and wailed for 10 hours until police could convince her to put the gun down. | Soon after she was arrested for the murder of Selena Quintanilla.
11: Yolanda Saldivar was sentenced to life in prison and is eligible for parole in 2025.
12: AS OF TODAY... | Yolanda is serving out her sentence in the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas.
13: Because of many death threats by Selena fan inmates, Yolanda was put in isolation.