Selena Quintanilla

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Shayal Karan
Forensic Science
Bellfower High School
Period 4

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Selena Quintanilla

  1. 1. Famous Crime PresentationSelena Shayal KaranForensic Science, Period 4 Bellflower High School
  2. 2. SelenaShe sold her first album at theage of 12Known as “Queen of Tejano”&the “Mexican Madonna”Married to Chris PerezAt age 10, she was the lead ofher family band, Los DinosShe was a singer, songwriter,record producer, actress,dancer, model,& designer (had her own boutique& salon)Top Latin artist of the 90’sShe sold more than 60 millionalbums worldwide
  3. 3. Won “ Best Female Vocalist”at the ’87 Tejano MusicAwardsWon “Best Mexican-American Album” at the 36thGrammy AwardsShe has a People magazinetributeGeorge W. Bush (governor ofTX) declared her b-day“Selena Day” in TexasWarner Bros. madeSelena(movie) after her
  4. 4. The Crime & Scene:Who? Victim: SelenaQuintanillaWhat? Selena is shot todeath by the leader of her fanclub after an argument dealingwith money, suffering from asingle gun shot wound.When? March 31, 1995Where? Days Inn Motel-Corpus Christi, Texas- Room158
  5. 5. Suspect: Yolanda Saldivar Was Anti-social: she was teased because of her weight Was sued for stealing money from the dermatologist she worked for ($ 9,200) Wanted to start a fan club for Shelly Lares – was declined Later became the fan club president for Selena Was obsessed with Selena & she was pulling money from her Fan Club She wanted to get back at Selena’s father for firing her by taking away one thing he loved, Selena.
  6. 6. Forensic EvidenceType of Evidence Description/ Info-38 caliber 5- shot -Yolanda’s carrevolver ---Selena’s blood -Leading from room 158-“I shot her” confession to the lobby (392 feet)from Yolanda (givenlater)
  7. 7. Legal OutcomeOctober 23, 1995Yolanda Saldivar isguilty and chargedwith 1st degreemurder, maximumpenalty of life in prison
  8. 8. Other Information Yolanda tells Selena that she wasraped in Mexico - Selena takes her to the hospital &finds out she was lying. - Selena tells Yolanda that shedoesn’t need her anymore, that’swhen Yolanda pulls out the gun.“ I brought this gun to kill myself. Nother. ..when I pointed it to my head, sheopened the door and I said Selena closethat door. And when I said that the gunwent off” – Yolanda Saldivar
  9. 9. References:Wikipedia. “ Selena.” Wikipedia.orgWebsite. 27 April 2012.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SelenaSelena Famous Crime Scene – Part1-4 of 4.[Video] 2010 Retrieved 10 April 2012.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7IjAS9nw9Y

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