Read angry letter written by Yolanda Saldivar regarding Selena, the media, and singer's fans
As many honor the memory of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, the Tejano superstar who was gunned down 15-years-ago today in a Corpus Christi, Tex. motel room, The Monitor recalls an angry letter it received from her killer, Yolanda Saldivar a decade ago.
Although Saldivar did not respond to a recent request for an interview with the publication, she did 10-years-ago—refusing the interview and displaying her disdain for the media and hinting that she has more information about the day Selena died. She also claims Selena's fans "...never loved her..." and "...avoided what she [Selena] most admired and cared for..."
Saldivar was the founder of the singer’s fan club and had begun running Selena’s new clothing company. Selena’s family suspected she had mishandled both fan club and business funds. Thus, she and Selena had met at a Days Inn motel to discuss the family’s suspicions.
To see photos of Selena, click here.
As a result, Selena was shot in the back and died from the wound. Saldivar claimed to have shot the singer accidentally. She was convicted of murdering Selena and will be eligible for parole in 2025.
Read the letter sent to The Monitor by Saldivar from prison in 2000 below:
Received your “late arrival unwelcomed” letter.
You people don’t seemed to recognize the “hunger” you exhibit when asking for any interview. You have had many opportunities to make your own views, why do you want mine?
You, your editors and your frivolous profession can reconstruct any exploitation of me or anyone else but let it be known that it is to my satisfaction that you will never obtain the whole truth. It’s obvious that the strife that drives your desires to dissimulate tragedies as a profit only shows how impound your profession really is. I stress to you to go to the source of the manipulations that constructed a false story to you as a means to gain support and empathy from the public. The public supports me as evident of the fan mail I receive by the bundles. What is there for you to embarrass me about? NONE. You’ve done damage enough, now live with it. Your well wishes to my family are not sincere, all too evident by your persistence in obtaining an interview.
My present life is none of your business. My chance to speak with the public will come when reporters like yourself are eliminated and her fans never loved her, for it is viewed that prior to her death, her fans avoided what she most admired and cared for and that is now being enjoyed and abused by her…..well….what shall I say….perpetrators!
One credit I do give you – Yes. She died five years ago, a true fact. BUT, if you would have done your lay work appropriately, you would have a tremendous story that would not only increase your ratings but a true exploration of the truth. Shortly, you will see what I am talking about. If you are interested, study the evidence, the clue to a breaking story.
Don’t wish me well. I am well, very well in fact, and soon will find justice that will rise me above the monster you all created me. A small favor, don’t address me as “Yolanda” but Ms. Saldivar. I’m not your friend.
About the book you mention that you heard I wrote, I advise you to keep asking and wondering, you’ll find the answer. Thank you very much for making me feel privileged that you spent $11.75 to mail a simple letter when a 33 cent stamp would have done.
P.S. Don’t respond back. I’ve put you and your frivolous company on my negative mailing list. And “NO” you didn’t offend me. I’ve told you the truth.