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Twenty-five years ago, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was already a legend in the Tejano music world and on the verge of superstardom. But on March 31, 1995, Selena’s close friend Yolanda Saldívar pulled a gun from her purse and fired a single bullet. Selena was pronounced dead a short time later. Selena’s murder left her family, friends and fans around the world stunned, heartbroken and speechless. In the days, months and years that followed, one question would linger: "why?" Why would someone who claimed to be the singer’s best friend, someone so close to her, choose to end her life? What events in the hours and days before the murder led Saldívar to kill Selena? With access to an extraordinary archive of rare and never-before-heard audio, VAULT Studios, the network behind Bardstown and The Officer’s Wife, brings you the story of a superstar, a superfan, and the shocking murder that ended the life of a bright young star.Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is produced in collaboration with Kiii-TV in Corpus Christi, KHOU in Houston, WFAA in Dallas, KENS5 in San Antonio and our network of TV stations across Texas.

Selena: A Star Dies in Texas VAULT Studios

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 347 Ratings

Twenty-five years ago, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was already a legend in the Tejano music world and on the verge of superstardom. But on March 31, 1995, Selena’s close friend Yolanda Saldívar pulled a gun from her purse and fired a single bullet. Selena was pronounced dead a short time later. Selena’s murder left her family, friends and fans around the world stunned, heartbroken and speechless. In the days, months and years that followed, one question would linger: "why?" Why would someone who claimed to be the singer’s best friend, someone so close to her, choose to end her life? What events in the hours and days before the murder led Saldívar to kill Selena? With access to an extraordinary archive of rare and never-before-heard audio, VAULT Studios, the network behind Bardstown and The Officer’s Wife, brings you the story of a superstar, a superfan, and the shocking murder that ended the life of a bright young star.Selena: A Star Dies in Texas is produced in collaboration with Kiii-TV in Corpus Christi, KHOU in Houston, WFAA in Dallas, KENS5 in San Antonio and our network of TV stations across Texas.

    Tiger on the Loose

    Tiger on the Loose

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    • 10 min
    Strangeville

    Strangeville

    Heists, scams and other strange-but-true stories from all over the country. From the studio behind Selena: A Star Dies in Texas, 'Strangeville' is available now. Search for it where you listen to Selena: A Star Dies in Texas.
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    • 2 min
    Gone But Not Forgotten | 6

    Gone But Not Forgotten | 6

    As her killer's parole date approaches, Selena's fans look beyond her tragic death and embrace the legacy she's left behind,
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    • 29 min
    Yolanda Behind Bars | 5

    Yolanda Behind Bars | 5

    The trial is over, Yolanda Saldívar faces her sentence in court, and Selena's fans are left with only memories. But years later, we hear from Yolanda in one of the only interviews she's ever given.  
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    • 31 min
    The Trial of Yolanda Saldívar | 4

    The Trial of Yolanda Saldívar | 4

    Yolanda Saldívar's trial is far from an open and shut case as a young prosecutor takes on an experienced veteran defense lawyer.
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    • 54 min
    State of Mind | 3

    State of Mind | 3

    Selena is gone and Yolanda is behind bars. But what do we know about the mind of a woman who killed her best friend?
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

AMSG2020 ,

Recommend

Excellent information podcast. As a die hard Selena fan, I learned a few things. Would recommend to other fans. Host has a pleasant easy to listen to voice, mixed in with clips of others involved in the case.

TChulis. ,

Amazing!

They did justice in bringing a new light to Selena’s story. How to impacted and continues to impact so many lives. Her legacy definitely continues to live on and captures so many peoples interest. She was an icon and this podcast shows all of this. Especially how amazing her music was. I listened to this all in one day. I will re-listen to it. It brought back memories.

Elpphy ,

WOW

Just WOW!! This is the first SELENA podcast that I listened to where I’m just in tears!! BRAVO!! You did SELENA, the Quintanilla family, Chris Pérez and her fans justice!!! I discovered you guys by chance!! You made this El Paso boy and SELENA fan very happy!!

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