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FC: The Murder of Selena Quintanilla By: Nina Sorkin

1: The women that ruined Selena's life was.................. Yolanda Saldívar

2: Selena was murder on March 31, 1995. She was 23 and lived in Corpus Christi, Texas.

3: Yolanda Saldívar was a former fan- club president of a clothing boutique of Selena.

4: Yolanda called Selena and said she had been raped in Mexico, and telling Selena to come alone to the motel. Selena agreed to secretly meet the next morning.

5: Selena drove Yolanda to the hospital and the doctors said they were no evidence found of a rape. They returned to the motel and Selena demanded for the financial papers and told Yolanda that she could no longer be trusted.

6: At 11:49 am Saldívar drew the gun from the purse and pointed it right towards Selena. As Selena turned to leave the room she fired and shot her in the right shoulder, severing an artery which led to the heart and resulting in a massive blood loss.

7: Selena was critically wounded running towards the lobby, leaving a trail of blood 392 feet long. She had then collapsed on the floor as the clerk calling 9-1-1 with Saldívar calling her a bad name. An ambulance arrived at the scene one minute and fifty two seconds later

8: Saldívar claimed that in an attempt to end her own life she accidentally shot her best friend, Selena.

9: The Hispanic community was stunned by the murder, naming the event “Black Friday”.

10: Selena’s dad wanted to take the blame because after he saw that she was taking the money he should of fired her. Also he never background checked her so he could never have seen her records.

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15: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan

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