Selena Quintanilla's killer's confession about the motive behind her murder

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 14, 2018
11:28 A.M.
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Singer Selena's murder shocked the world. In a recent interview, the woman responsible for the Queen of Tejano's death opened up about her reasons for killing Selena.


AmoMama shares Yolanda Saldívar confessions and details about the murder, as reported by Latina. The 57-year-old Yolanda fatally shot and killed singer Selena on March 31, 1995.

Footage of the interview hasn't been released by Univision as yet. However, according to the report, Yolanda said she didn't want to go to prison for stealing money from Selena's company and claimed the shooting was accidental.

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Saldívar believed that she could kill Selena and make it look like an assault, but the wounded Selena managed to drag herself to the front desk where she named Yolanda as the shooter.

Selena's father did an investigation when he was contacted by several fans who claimed that they paid the subscription fee to her fan club, but hadn't received anything in return.

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Source: Getty images


Her father, Quintanilla Jr., realized that Yolanda had been stealing money by forging cheques. Saldívar was acting manager of the fan club and boutiques at that time and had embezzled close to $200,000.

Quintanilla had previously warned Selena that Yolanda was incapable of doing her job and that she needed to be wary of her. Selena, on the other hand, wanted to save her friendship with Saldívar and did not heed her father's advice.


Selena's father confronted Saldívar and said that she needed to provide proof dismissing his accusation of theft or he will be forced to involve the local police department.

Selena tried to reason with Yolanda and asked her to return all the statements and company documents. Frightened at the prospect of going to jail, Saldívar withdrew a gun from her bag.

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Source: Getty images


Selena realized what was happening and tried to run away, but Yolanda shot her in the back. The bullet entered near her shoulder blade and severed the right subclavian artery. Selena was rushed to the hospital but was announced dead on arrival.

Saldívar tried to flee the scene, but Police who responded to the hotel's emergency call saw her leaving in a pickup truck. Cornered, she surrendered after a nine-hour standoff

Yolanda Saldívar was sentenced to life in prison on the charge of murder in the first degree. She is currently serving her sentence at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas, and will only be eligible for parole in 2025.

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