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This Texas City Singer Reenacts Selena’s Life in Murder Made Me Famous: Yolanda Saldivar

Amanda Solis has always had a tough time dealing with death, at least since she lost her parents in a car crash when she was 6 years old. In hindsight, there was some troubling irony when she auditioned for an upcoming episode of Murder Made Me Famous, the docudrama series this time focusing on Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995.

When she first watched Selena perform on television years ago, Solis couldn’t believe how much her mom resembled the superstar. From the bustier to the high-waisted pants to the beautiful round face and full lips, her mom had the same ‘90s Mexican-American look.

To be counted on and recognized for bringing the singer back to life is something very special for her, if a little morbid. “I can’t believe that [the program’s creators] even came to request me,” she tells us. 

Solis came to embody

Read more at: https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/12/8/selena-tribute-artist-from-houston-area-makes-it-big

This Texas City Singer Reenacts Selena’s Life in ‘Murder Made Me …

Amanda Solis has always had a tough time dealing with death, at least since she lost her parents in a car crash when she was 6 years old. In hindsight, there was some troubling irony when she auditioned for an upcoming episode of Murder Made Me Famous, the docudrama series this time focusing on Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995.

When she first watched Selena perform on television years ago, Solis couldn’t believe how much her mom resembled the superstar. From the bustier to the high-waisted pants to the beautiful round face and full lips, her mom had the same ‘90s Mexican-American look.

To be counted on and recognized for bringing the singer back to life is something very special for her, if a little morbid. “I can’t believe that [the program’s creators] even came to request me,” she tells us. 

Solis came to embody

Read more at: https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/12/8/selena-tribute-artist-from-houston-area-makes-it-big

Selena’s Crazed Killer: The Super-Fan Obsession That Led To Murder

In 1995, Selena Quintanilla was living in a musical spotlight never before seen in Tejano singers of her time. With her lively sound and risqué fashion, she became the icon of a generation – but behind closed doors her problems quickly took a toll on her career, and ultimately cost her her life.

Yolanda Saldivar – the woman who ended up shooting Quintanilla to death inside a Corpus Christi hotel on March 31, 1995 – became quickly obsessed with the star when she saw her perform in her native Texas.

After becoming close to the talented performer, Saldivar became the president of her fan-club as well as her boutique manager.

A nurse by profession, Saldivar was eventually accused by the singer’s family of mishandling funds from both businesses.

They threatened legal action and fired her – an act which allegedly infuriated the crazed murderer and led her to commit her horrendous

Read more at: https://radaronline.com/videos/selena-quintanilla-killersuper-fan/

The Brutal Truth Behind The Manson Family Murder Of Actress Sharon Tate

Following cult leader Charles Manson’s orders, four members of the Manson family committed their most notorious and brutal crime on August 9, 1969.

In an attempt to ignite a race war, loyal Manson followers Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkis and Linda Kasabin showed up at the Los Angeles home of actress Sharon Tate.

Dressed in all black, the young killers approached the house where Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent were staying.

18-year-old Parent was driving off in his parents’ car when Watson stopped him, threatening him with a gun, later to shoot him dead inside his vehicle.

Moments later, he and the rest of the murderous clan burst inside pregnant Tate’s house and stabbed the star to death despite her pleas to let her unborn child live.

With her blood, Atkins and the other wrote the word “Pig” on the kitchen door before

Read more at: https://www.nationalenquirer.com/videos/manson-family-sharon-tate-murder/

Why You Should be Watching “Murder Made Me Famous”

“Murder Made Me Famous” is a hit documentary airing on “REELZ” on Saturday nights. The series began in 2015 and is now in its third season. Steve Helling serves as the show’s host. Helling is a commentator, author and the crime reporter for People Magazine. “Murder Made Me Famous” looks at criminals whose crimes made them household names and tries to understand why.

Here is why you should watch “Murder Made Me Famous”.

Premise

Each episode of “Murder Made Me Famous” offers dramatic recreations of notorious crimes using archival material. Each episode features personal accounts from the victims’ families, jurors, law enforcement and journalists. The fascinating aspect about “Murder Made Me Famous” is trying to understand how certain murderers could gain so much public notoriety. Is it because of the media coverage?

Cases

“Murder Made Me Do It” has looked at several cases over its three seasons that a person would have to have lived

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‘Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti’ Airs This Weekend — Watch the Exclusive Clip!

Get your DVRs ready! Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti is a documentary series that examines killers who became household names when their crimes generated intense media coverage. John Gotti — the invincible crime boss who ruled the streets of New York as head of the notorious Gambino family — served a four-year prison sentence for murdering a rival gang member.

In an exclusive clip obtained by In Touch, John plans to kill Paul Castellano, an “old school” mob boss who didn’t like the fact that John was selling drugs on the street. Watch the video below for more!

John rose to prominence in the Gambino family by leading his crew of mobsters to conduct violent hijackings, illegal gambling, and sell drugs. He was eventually hunted down by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison.

In September, Sammy (The Bull) Gravano — aka John’s loyal underboss

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Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti Exclusive Clip — Watch it here …

Get your DVRs ready! Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti is a documentary series that examines killers who became household names when their crimes generated intense media coverage. John Gotti — the invincible crime boss who ruled the streets of New York as head of the notorious Gambino family — served a four-year prison sentence for murdering a rival gang member.

In an exclusive clip obtained by In Touch, John plans to kill Paul Castellano, an “old school” mob boss who didn’t like the fact that John was selling drugs on the street. Watch the video below for more!

John rose to prominence in the Gambino family by leading his crew of mobsters to conduct violent hijackings, illegal gambling, and sell drugs. He was eventually hunted down by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison.

In September, Sammy (The Bull) Gravano — aka John’s loyal underboss

Read more at: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/murder-made-me-famous-john-gotti-exclusive-clip-146470

How the Brutal Murder of a Playboy Centerfold Sent Shock Waves Through Hollywood

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
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But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-the-brutal-murder-of-a-playboy-centerfold-sent-shock-waves-through-hollywood/

Inside the Murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten – People

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
Julian Wasser/Online USA Inc./Getty

But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/how-the-brutal-murder-of-a-playboy-centerfold-sent-shock-waves-through-hollywood/