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Yolanda Saldívar Motive: Theories Abound in Selena Quintanilla …

The world of Tejano music was rocked by the murder of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez on March 31, 1995. And 22 years later, we still don’t know exactly why Yolanda Saldívar pulled the trigger.

Yolanda was a registered nurse who became the president of Selena’s San Antonio fan club and then the manager of her clothing boutiques. But the Quintanilla family realized the then 34-year-old was embezzling money, as Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., told The New York Times in 1995. Selena demanded that Yolanda hand over some of the boutique’s financial documents, so they agreed to meet at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, TX. In the course of that meeting, Yolanda pulled out a gun and shot Selena. The singer died from a loss of blood in the hospital an hour later. She was 23 years old.

Yolanda was convicted of murder in the first-degree and was

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