Yolanda Saldívar Denied New Trial In Selena's Murder

Radar has exclusively broke news that Selena Quintanilla's killer, Yolanda Saldívar, whom had requested for a new trial in the iconic singer's murder, has been dismissed.

RadarOnline reports that the Saldívar's request for a new trial was denied because she didn’t seek permission from Fifth Circuit Court. The infamous manager to the Tejano singer, is currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutional Division at the Mountain View Unit - according to Radar. Additionally, it is being reported that she filed a Second Writ of Habeas Corpus with United States District Court’s Waco Division on March 28, 2019.

The 58-year-old has maintained the shooting was accidental.


Important information provided by Radar states the following:

  1. The court papers obtained from United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit explain how Saldívar did not “’make a prima facie".
  2. Her claim relies on a new rule of constitutional law that was made retroactive to cases on collateral review by the Supreme Court and was previously unavailable.
  3. The factual predicate for the claim could not have been discovered previously through the exercise of due diligence,’ and the underlying facts, ‘if proven and viewed in light of the evidence as a whole, would be sufficient to establish by clear and convincing evidence that, but for constitutional error, no reasonable fact finder would have found the applicant guilty of the underlying offense.’”

Her motion for authorization to file a successive application was denied on November 5, 2019, Radar adds. Finally, Saldívar is serving a life sentence and is eligible for parole in March 2025!

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