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"Files were still missing the next morning March thirty first SELENA got up early and drove back to the days in once again. Yolanda was panicking. She claimed she had been bleeding badly from the rape and needed to go to the hospital once again. Selena fell for it. She drove Alana to the hospital where the nurses noted that the bruises on her arms and legs didn't look like they were caused by a baseball bat as Yulon had claimed from the examination it wasn't clear whether she had actually been assaulted or not but Selena could see the answer she'd been duped over and over over again by one of the only people she'd ever fully trusted for years Yolanda had been using her for her fame her money her glamour her and Selena hadn't even noticed and now that her eyes were finally open. It was already too late. SELENA drove Rove Yolanda back to the motel. She told her she couldn't trust her anymore. An asked one last time for the missing bank records after an hour. We're of arguing. She grabbed you. London's briefcase dumped the documents out onto the bed and a gun came tumbling out with them she turn to escape. It was all over now. Yulon to had lost the object of her hero worship the only thing that made her mundane life extraordinary ordinary but if she couldn't have selena she would make sure no one else could either. She picked up the gun and at eleven forty eight eight. Am She shot Selena Quintanilla Perez in the back Selena made it to the hotel lobby before collapsing but by the time an ambulance arrived it was already too late after an hour of failed attempts. They gave up trying to revive her SELENA. Quintanilla was dead just two weeks shy of her twenty fourth birthday. The English language language Album Selena had been working on was almost finished at the time of her death. It would have been her crossover into the mainstream. Pop Charts were Tejano. Hana music still didn't have an established place but is it happened. She didn't need the crossover album to become a household name in the music. World dying was the best publicity immediately after SELENA's death. There was a massive outpouring of support from the Latino community so big it captured international attention. Every major news network in the country interrupted their regular programming to report on the breaking story. Selena was on the front page of the New York Times for two days in a row multitudes of white Americans who hadn't even heard of her the week before four. We're now seeing her name. Everywhere on April second tens of thousands of people lined up to pay their respects at SELENA's public funeral royal service with over seventy thousand people signing the book of condolence her fans were devastated as if it was one of their own family members who but died the community had looked up to her as proof that the glass ceiling could be broken with hard work and a positive attitude even a poor Latina girl from Corpus Christi could make it in the white male dominated music industry on the heels salina's standing room only funeral. Em I spent five hundred thousand dollars to complete her album progress dreaming of you when and it was released in July nineteen ninety five. It's sold one hundred seventy five thousand copies on the first day a record for any female artist at the time time it was the first album by any Latino artist to debut at number. One on the billboard two hundred despite Yelm is attempts to refocus attention attention on the music not the murder. The album's success was no doubt bolstered by its bloody backstory nearly every review speculated on what could would have been the boundless potential that had been cut short for the young slain singer now that the flesh and blood woman was gone. Selena the legend engined lived on in the public consciousness in and arrested state of perfection eternally in her prime in in October nineteen ninety-five you'll Onda Saldivar went on trial for first degree murder. After two weeks she was found guilty and and sentenced to life in prison. As she was led out of the courthouse she was met by thousands of Selena. Fans gathered on the steps. They yelled in her face waving banners that Said Kill Yolanda and hang the witch as much as you London was guilty of killing Selena. She was also partly responsible for creating a cultural icon. There's nothing pop. Culture loves more than a martyr. Selena was murdered by the very embodiment bodyman of celebrity culture the President of her fan club with one bullet she ascended to mythical status as a warning of the dangers singers of fame. It's ironic that her death by celebrity worship only led to more fame and more objectification Selena's is lifelong struggle was against the forces of the music industry that wanted to modify and control her whether it was her strict father who made all her her decisions for her record labels that pigeonholed her because of her gender and race or fans like Yolanda Saldivar who saw her as a glittering glittering ideal instead of a person in the end she was never able to break free.."