To many of us, Yolanda Saldívar is she who must not be named. In 1995, Saldívar shot and killed Selena. La Reina’s former fan club president is up for parole in 2025, but, as RadarOnline.com revealed, she wants a new trial.
On March 28, Saldívar filed a second writ of habeas corpus, where she accused prosecutor Carlos Valdez of holding evidence that would have helped her. She also said that two decades after the trial, Valdez spoke to Spanish-language media about the evidence.
“The petitioner paraphrases Mr. Valdez’s media interview where he stated that he and the defense counsel, the late Mr. Douglas Tinker, discussed what [evidence] would or would not be introduced to the jury,” the filing read. “How could this be? It is the jury, no less, that would decide the fate of the petitioner, between [life] in prison and [freedom]. The jury, NOT the defense or the prosecutor is the trier of fact of all relevant material evidence and they alone should and DID determine between conviction and acquittal.”