Selena: A Star Dies in Texas

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.


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True Crime Chronicles: VAULT Studios Weekly Tru...
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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,
27 min
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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.
28 min
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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.
52 min
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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?
29 min
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March 31, 1995 | 2
Selena agrees to meet with her embattled fan club president at a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. It's a day Selena's fans will never forget.
28 min
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La Flor | 1
At 23 years old, Selena's career was skyrocketing. But a dark cloud was forming behind the scenes as a close friendship was fraying.
31 min
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Selena: A Star Dies in Texas launching May 6
Selena: A Star Dies in Texas launching May 6
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Sneak Preview - Selena: A Star Dies in Texas
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