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Selena's Real-Life Killer

I've NEVER

Seen the Movie

7/28/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Yolanda Saldivar
-- the woman who shot and killed Latino pop legend Selena -- doesn't plan on releasing a comment about the death of the women who portrayed her on the big screen ... because Yolanda has never seen the movie.

Yolanda -- the former President of Selena's fan club -- is currently locked up in a Texas prison ... serving out a life sentence for killing the 23-year-old singer in 1995. She was portrayed in the 1997 biopic "Selena" by Lupe Ontiveros.

After Lupe passed away this week, we reached out to Yolanda's family to see if she had any thoughts on the actress' death.

Yolanda's brother told us ... nobody in the family had ever seen the movie because they believe it's "filled with lies" about Yolanda.

Still, Yolanda's brother says the family never felt any ill will towards Lupe ... because she was an actress and was only "doing what she was told."

As for Yolanda, who is now 51 years old -- her brother tells us she's still in solitary confinement out of fear for her safety ... but insists she's "doing well."

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16.

hursh4ever    

The film shows Selena as some sort of "angel" on Earth... that is probably what the lying part was about...

729 days ago
17.

the real diva    

very sad about the death of Lupe. she played yolanda so well in the movie.
it;s good that yolanda in jail for life.her family is a bunch of idiots if they are defending her saying the movie was lies.so they won't watch it.
poor Selena died because of a senseless act that yolanda did. so Yolanda got her punishment. may she enjoy her life in jail. to think about how she took someone elses life.
may Selena and Lupe both rest in peace.

729 days ago
18.

Northerngirl41    

She should have to sit in her cell all day and listen to Selena songs...and read letters from the family and also the fans who lost her. What a loss this was to the Mexican American community when she died.

729 days ago
19.

Honeybee0018    

May ms Lupe Ontiveros RIP. She was great actress.

729 days ago
20.

DaveT    

Yes yes we know....it was all a big conspiracy and some "mystery" person killed Selena and told Yolanda not to tell...according to Yolanda ;D
One wonders if Yolanda created a bunch of TMZ accounts and screen-names and hangs out on the Tom Cruise stories leaving ridiculous conspiracy comments :D

729 days ago
21.

Vanessa    

I hate that lady.....she can rot in hell...... I want the talented gorgeous Selena back plz

729 days ago
22.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Bottom line is that Yolanda is where she belongs. She's evil to the core as far as I'm concerned. Yolanda doesn't even have the dignity to explain to the family why she killed their daughter/sister. She's kept her motives to herself, which in and of itself is cruel. Selena's family is left to wonder why, why was their daughter gunned down by this "fan." Oh, and her family won't watch the movie because it's filled with lies about Yolanda? How would they know if they never watched it? I'll bet they can't watch it, because Yolanda is the freaking killer of the movie Title.

728 days ago
23.

gamepro    

hopefully she is going threw torture and hell in there

728 days ago
24.

DaveT    

She really is an inhumane b-tch.
In interviews she comes off as a total selfish piece of trash, has no remorse for taking a life, causing a family lifelong pain, she's where she belongs.

728 days ago
25.

Texasguy    

SHAMEEEEEEEEEE ON YOU TMZ. YOU HAVE SUNK TO A NEW LOW..WHY THE HELL DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET THIS WOMAN OR HER FAMILYS OPINION ON LUPES DEATH. YOU ARE GIVING HER THE FAME SHE SOUGHT AFTER BY KILLING SELENA. Who actually worked hard since she was a kid to try to break in to the THEN NON MEXICAN/LATINO WORLD OF US POP MUSIC..even having to learn spanish to get her foot in the door and start there...this woman is trash. She should be allowed to rot in jail with no contact and die living as she put selena to a cruel death. Might i REMIND U HAD NOT SELENA DIED WE'D HAVE NO ANNOYING JLOW WHO SLEPT HER WAT TO THAT ROLE AND TO MUSIC/MOVIES...NO BIG LATIN MUSIC EXPLOSION. EVERY BUSINESS SOON OPENED A LATIN DIVISION TO MUSIC BOOKS MAGAZINES AND GOSSIP RAGS LIKE TMZ SURELY DIDNT POST ON LATINOS, EVEN IF THEY WERE AMERICANS WHOSE 1ST LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH. HER DEATH WAS SAD BUT A LOT OF CULTURAL INFLUENCE CAME FROM IT...AND TMZ GIVING THIS TRASH EXPOSURE IS NOTTTTT THE THING TO DO. SIGNED BY ME, WHO SEEN SELENA PERFORM COUNTLES TIMES WHEN ALIVE, WHO WENT THROUGH THE NEWS OF THE MURDER, TRIAL AND EVERYTHING ELSE THIS TRASH CAUSED AS A HUGE SELENA FAN...AND FOR ANY ARTISTS WHO HAS BEEN KILLED, ITS DISRESPECTFUL TO MAKE THE KILLER THE STAR NOW...NOOO...BUENO!

728 days ago
26.

Jo    

"doesn't plan on releasing a comment about the death of the women who portrayed her" um it's womAn with an "A" not womEn.

728 days ago
27.

David     

Why is Susan Boyle in jail?

728 days ago
28.

Rae    

Quote: "Yolanda's brother told us ... nobody in the family had ever seen the movie because they believe it's "filled with lies" about Yolanda."

If they've never seen the movie, how do they know it's "filled with lies"?

728 days ago
29.

Gigohead     

The woman is someone you should fear walking among us. Keep her locked up! Society will be safer!

728 days ago
30.

Electric    

Nothing I hate more than enabling family members. How do you know it's filled with lies if you never watched it? She MURDERED Selena! That is a FACT! She was found GUILTY-RED HANDED! Selena even said she did it before she died, none of that is a LIE!

728 days ago
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