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Yolanda Saldivar

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FC: By: Aishvarya Pathange | Yolanda Saldívar

1: Selena's Killer!

2: Yolanda was the youngest of eight children. She was born to Frank and Juanita Saldívar in San Antonio, Texas.

4: As a child, Yolanda was bullied at school because she was overweight.

5: She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in 1990. In March 1990, she received her license as a registered nurse from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

6: Saldívar's employer, Dr. Faustino Gomez, a dermatologist, sued her for $9,200. He said that she stole from him starting in 1983.

7: Yolanda became a fan of Tejano music, and began attending concerts by Tejano artists'.

8: After a Shelly Lares concert in San Antonio, Yolanda asked the singer about starting a fan club. Her request was declined by Lares' father, Fred.

9: She decided to give Selena a try, even though she disliked the singer because she dominated the Tejano Music Awards. Saldívar attended one of her concerts asked Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., about starting a fan club in San Antonio.

10: Abraham approved and she became the club's president.. By 1993, the fan club had reached 1,500 members. It eventually grew to over 5,000. It became one of the largest fan clubs in the San Antonio area.

11: In 1955, Selena and her father discovered that Yolanda was embezzling money from the fan club and fired her.

12: Three weeks later, on March 31, 1955, Yolanda asked Selena to meet her at a hotel so she could give the last financial records to her.

13: Selena demanded for those papers when Yolanda refused to give them. Yolanda pulled out a gun and aimed it at Selena, who tried to run away. | Yolanda pulled the trigger, and shot Selena in the right shoulder!

14: Seriously wounded, Selena ran to the lobby looking for help. She collapsed and the clerk called 911. Selena died from blood loss in an hospital at 1:05.

15: At Yolanda's murder trial, the jury deliberated fro two hours before determining that she was guilty.

16: Yolanda was sentenced to a life in prison on October 23. She is eligible for parole in 2025. This is the maximum sentence allowed in the state of Texas.

17: Yolanda, to this day is still in prison. Even now, she still says that Selena's death was accidental. she shows no remorse for what she has done.

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