Pop Culture: Selena Murdered

Selena murdered in Texas

The Tejano singer seemed to have it all: A solid career in the Southwest and a crossover pop CD destined to make her a mainstream star. But that all ended when the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, whom Selena had confronted about missing money, pulled a gun and shot her, destroying her aorta and causing her to bleed to death before paramedics could save her. The crime made international headlines and captivated the country as many thousands attended memorial services and mourned openly.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.