Yolanda Saldívar, the woman who was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for fatally shooting Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla, is eligible for her first parole hearing on March 30, 2025. A former nurse, president of Selena's fan club and manager of the singer's clothing boutiques, Saldívar has been detained at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas for the past 30 years.
Now 63-years old, Saldívar speaks about her crime, and the time she spent with Selena, in a three-part docuseries on Oxygen True Crime called "Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them," which airs on February 17.
“I knew her secrets,” Saldivar says in the trailer, which can be seen below. “And I think the people deserved to know the truth.”
The docu-series promises to unravel the intricacies of the relationship between Selena and Saldívar, shedding light on the events leading up to the tragic incident that shocked the world. Saldívar’s chilling act of violence, fueled by allegations of embezzlement and betrayal, forever altered the course of music history and left a lasting impact on Selena’s devoted fan base.
As the Oxygen network prepares to air "Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them," viewers can expect an intimate and revealing exploration of the dynamics between Selena and Saldívar, offering unprecedented insight into the personal and professional lives of both women. Through interviews, archival footage, and firsthand accounts, the docu-series aims to paint a comprehensive portrait of the events that transpired behind the scenes of Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.