Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla, will be speaking out in Oxygen True Crime’s Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them. Yolanda Saldivar was also the president of the singer’s fan club.
According to Oxygen True Crime (the home of true-crime programming), the docuseries aims to examine Saldivar’s interpretation of events that ended in Selena’s death and her claims that everything wasn’t as it seemed in the two-part limited documentary series Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them.
According to a press release, the series will share never-before-revealed documents and recordings “in an effort to show there was more to the tragedy than the public knows.” In the promotional video, Saldívar says: “After so many years, I think it’s time to set the story straight, I think the people deserve to know the truth.” Saldivar discussed her friendship and professional relationship with Selena in several in-depth interviews conducted from prison.
Saldívar was sentenced on October 26th, 1995 for the murder of the Queen of Tejano music Selena Quintanilla. She has been serving a life sentence at the Patrick O’Daniel Unit in Gatesville, operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She will become eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.
Oxygen True Crime is premiering a two-part limited documentary series, “Selena & Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them,” starting Feb. 17 and will be available on Peacock.
The show will premiere with back-to-back episodes at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. Episodes will be available to stream on Peacock the day after they air.
Many fans of Selena Quintanilla have expressed their disagreement with the airing of these series. According to many fans, giving the spotlight to Yolanda Saldívar is can affect the family. Others have said that they believe that there is more to investigate on Selena’s story.