Yolanda Saldivar, Selena Quintanilla’s killer, is speaking from prison ahead of her eligibility for parole in 2025 in a new Oxygen True Crime docuseries.
Nearly 30 years ago, Saldivar killed the Tejano star, and in the two-part limited docuseries Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them, Saldivar shares her interpretation of events and claims that everything wasn’t as it seemed.
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The series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and concludes on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Episodes will be available to stream on Peacock the day after they air.
In a series of wide-ranging interviews from prison, Saldivar details her working relationship and friendship with Selena. Members of Saldivar’s family discuss the two women and share never-before-revealed documents and recordings in an effort to show there was more to the tragedy than the public knows.
“I knew her secrets,” Saldivar said in the trailer for the docuseries. “And I think the people deserved to know the truth.”
According to the investigation presented at the time, Saldivar ran Selena’s fan club and was accused of stealing from the business.
Some of those who were on the scene in Corpus Christi, Texas, and who investigated Saldivar challenged the new information presented and remained steadfast in their determination that she was rightfully convicted.
The hostage negotiator who spent nine hours on the phone with Saldivar after she shot Selena, the Corpus Christi Police Department detectives who were on the scene, the prosecutors who put Saldivar on trial, and journalists who covered Selena and Latino culture are among those who provide insight on the tragedy and Selena’s legacy.
Saldivar is currently serving a life imprisonment sentence and is eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.
See the trailer for Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them in the video posted above.
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