In the second part of this series, we rejoin Selena's story in 1994. We discuss the timeline of her final weeks as well as her killer's trial, dubbed in the media as Texas' "Trial of the Decade."


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Guerra, J. (2020, March 25). Designing a dream: Martin Gomez says Selena was ‘not of this world.’ Preview | Houston Arts & Entertainment Guide.

Listen to 911 calls made after Selena was shot in Corpus Christi, Texas. (2021, March 31). ABC7 New York.

Mendoza, M. (2015, March 3). 26 claims you may not know that emerge in the new release of “Selena’s Secret.” MySA.

Orozco, C. (1996, January 1). Selena Quintanilla Perez (1971-1995). Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas.

Patoski, J. N. (1995, May). The Queen Is Dead. Texas Monthly.

Patoski, J. N. (1995, December). The Sweet Song of Justice. Texas Monthly.

Perez, C. (2013). To Selena, with Love. Celebra.

Quintanilla, A. (2021). A Father’s Dream: My Family’s Journey in Music. Cafe Con Leche Books.

Reinert, P. (1995, October 18). Ranger says police ignored the suicide story. Houston Chronicle.

Sabawi, F. (2021, September 14). Chris Perez says he has ‘amicably resolved’ yearslong legal battle with Selena’s family. KSAT.

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Valdez, C. (2005). Justice for Selena: The State Versus Yolanda Saldivar. Trafford.

Good News Links:

Cole, Judy. “Firefighters Finally Reach Deaf Dog Trapped in Storm Drain After 10 Hours of Trying.” Good News Network, September 8, 2021.

Osborne, Ryan. “Watch Texas Firefighters Rescue Deaf Dog from Storm Drain.” WFAA ABC Channel 8, August 22, 2021.

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