Yolanda Saldívar, the woman convicted in 1995 for the murder of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla, is set to undergo her initial 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 incarcerated at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas, for the past three decades.
At the age of 63, Saldívar reflects on her crime and her time with Selena in a three-part docuseries titled “Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them,” airing on Oxygen True Crime on February 17.
In the trailer, Saldívar states, “I knew her secrets,” emphasizing her belief that the public deserves to know the truth about the events. The docuseries explores the intricate dynamics between Selena and Saldívar.
Tejano Nation, citing information from a 2023 article by the now-closed website The Messenger, reports that a spokesperson from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has confirmed that Saldívar’s record does not contain any issues that would hinder the parole board from conducting a hearing to decide on her potential release.
The report also notes that Saldívar’s family is cognizant of the challenges she faces, as there is perceived animosity towards her, with Selena’s fans expressing their outrage and skepticism regarding the prospect of her parole.