The Assasination of Selena Quintanilla-Perez

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How would you feel if one day one of your close friends betray and murder you? Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a famous singer who was assassinated b her close friend Yolanda Saldivar. The assassination of Selena is an important topic to research because it revealed how even a famous musician is vulnerable to being betrayed by a close friend. This assassination teaches us that we should think that twice before trusting someone. Selena was a very talented woman. She did so much in her short time of fame. She was a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, model, designer, and entrepreneur. She began singing at the age of 6 and later joined her father’s band called Los Dinos. Selena recorded her first album in 1984 with the Freddie Label. She was 13 years old at the time. In 1986 is when her career really began to take off, she released her second album called, Alpha. By 1989 Selena was performing for thousands of fans. Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16, 1971. She grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where her musical career began. Her parents were Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla. Selena had two siblings Abraham Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla. She married at the age of 21 to Christopher Perez. Chris was the guitarist from Selenas’s band. They met in 1988 and married on April 3, 1992. Selena was murdered on March 31, 1995 by a close friend of hers Yolanda Saldivar. Yolanda claims the she did not intentionally kill Selena. Yolanda met Selena through the fan club that she begged to start. After Selena finally agreed on the club, Yolanda started becoming obsessive over Selena. Family members noticed and mentioned it many times. Yolanda did not have a good childhood. She was always bullied for being overweight. She is the youngest of 8 siblings. Yolanda was 35 years old when she went to prison for the murder of Selena. Yolanda and Selena always got along very

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