When is Yolanda Saldivar being released from jail?


CONVICTED killer Yolanda Saldivar may only be behind bars a few more years.

The mugshot of Saldivar, in prison for the 1995 murder of singer Selena, was recently revealed.

What happened to Selena?

The singer was murdered in Texas when she was just 23.

Her family discovered that Saldívar was embezzling money from both the singer's fan club and boutiques, which led to her being fired.

Saldívar was the president of Selena's fan club and the manager of two of her boutiques.

Selena agreed to meet Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995, to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to turn over.

Saldívar then took a gun from her purse and pointed it at the singer.

Selena tried to flee, but Saldívar shot her once in the back, severing an artery.

Critically wounded, Selena ran towards the lobby for help with Saldívar in pursuit.

Selena collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911.

She would die from her wound.

It took 10 hours before police were able to arrest Saldívar, who was sitting in her pickup truck in the motel carpark in a tense stand-off. 

When is Yolanda Saldivar being released from jail?

Yolanda is in Mountain View Prison in Texas serving a life sentence for the murder of Selena.  

However, Yolanda is eligible for parole on March 20, 2025. 

RadarOnline reported in 2019 that Yolanda’s prison job is to “pass out food trays from a cart to other offenders in her cell area,” according to the Public Information Officer. 

The outlet also reported Yolanda requested a new trial on March 28, 2019.

In court papers obtained by Radar, she claimed the prosecutor on the case held exculpatory material evidence, which is evidence favorable to the Defendant, without presenting it during trial.

Yolanda's petition for a new trial was dismissed. 

Who was Selena's husband Chris Perez?

Selena was married to Mexican guitarist, Chris Perez.

Selena believed that the only way her father would accept them being together was if they got hitched.

On April 2, 1992, Selena and Chris eloped. Within hours, media outlets announced their union.

“Selena and I decided that the only way to be together…was to run away and get married (at 20 and 22 years old) in secret. What a rollercoaster ride THAT day was,” Chris wrote on Facebook in 2017. 

When is Selena released on Netflix?

Selena's life is documented in Netflix's Selena: The series.

The show is available to watch on Netflix now.

The drama consists of nine episodes, each 40 minutes long.

Actress Christian Serratos plays the Mexican-American pop star on her journey to becoming one of the most successful female artists of all time before her death in 1995.

But viewers of the 10-show series needed only five minutes of the first episode to be touched by the performer's heartbreaking story.

Selena: The Series is produced by This is Us’ Don Todd and Selena’s family. 

The series tells the story of the influential musician’s career, from her days singing small gigs performing with her siblings in their father Abraham Quintanilla’s Tex-Mex restaurant, to selling out huge concert arenas. 

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