A Corrections Officer At The Prison Where Yolanda Saldivar Is Being Held Did A Reddit AMA
The obsession with Selena Quintanilla’s murderer Yolanda Saldivar remains strong in the Latino community. So much so, that when a Reddit user posted an AMA claiming to be a corrections officer at the prison in which she has been kept in since murdering the young icon, questions came pouring in by the dozens.
“I work at a women’s prison as a corrections officer in Gatesville Texas,” wrote the Reddit user “All of the inmates are on death row for murder including Yolanda Saldivar (Selena’s killer), Darly Routier, and many more. Since there are some things I can’t disclose for legal reasons this will be more of an ask me almost anything.”
Check out a few of the intersection questions and responses below.
Q: Have you seen anything in her or heard anything about her that suggests she’s sorry?
“Selena’s shooter has always maintained she never wanted to kill Selena and that it was an accident. From the interviews I’ve seen, Saldivar doesn’t have too much remorse for what she’s done. Have you seen anything in her or heard anything about her that suggests she’s sorry?” asked cracksilog.
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A: “I don’t see her everyday, but from what I’ve seen/heard she doesn’t feel any guilt or remorse. There was one day that I wasn’t working where there were 2 other CO’s working and they happened to be fans of Selena, and while they were working they were singing her songs out loud. Saldivar heard them singing and she completely lost her shit. So from that I’d say she doesn’t feel sorry for what she did.”
q: Not really a question. But on Sunday, Univision aired a special on Selena and her murder. I kinda wish Yolanda was obligated to watch every time Selena was on TV or her music is played on the radio. –
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A: Me too honestly. Idk if you saw this in the comments but she heard 2 CO’s singing her songs one day and she flipped shit. Like you murdered her and took away one of the greatest singers this country’s ever had, you don’t get to be angry. I’m actually a Selena fan myself so this still kinda grinds my gears.
Q: Do you feel sorry for most of the inmates (for example maybe their past dictated why they ended up in crime) or do you think they deserve to be there?
A: “There is one in particular that I do kind of feel sorry for. She’s in prison for murder and robbery. She told me that she had a pimp and one night he was beating the crap out of her so she killed him in self defense. But they also got her on a robbery charge and that’s why she’s currently in prison. She told me she admits to killing her pimp because she said “if one of us has to die tonight it’s not gonna be me”. She swears up and down that she didn’t rob him though. In some ways I believe her and if she wasn’t in prison I would honestly want to be her friend.
As for the other inmates, some of them have killed their children. They tell me they’re innocent of that, but if it involves children I tend not to believe that they’re innocent. Especially if there’s decisive evidence agaisnt them.”
Q: Have you seen any escape attempts and were any of them successful also do people freak out because their there everyday all day out of nowhere?-
A: In the year I’ve been here I’ve never seen any escape attempts myself nor has anyone else I work with because we would all know about it. We have watch towers in the field and the inmates wear white. We’re ordered to shoot if we see anyone. So far no one’s had to shoot anyone nor have they seen anyone try to escape. Plus it’d be pretty hard since we’re a high security prison (although I know that’s not always a valid excuse. Where there’s a will there’s a way).View this post on Instagram
»Selena was the first person who had ever gotten me to feel this deeply about anyone or anything. I know that she felt the same way about me. Suddenly, we were both crying, weeping silent, slow tears of joy because we had been lucky enough to find each other, and we knew that we were going to be together forever.« – To Selena, with Love.
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I have seen a few people snap or have mental breakdowns but they were never too crazy. They’re mostly just crying or shouting or both. People who do that mostly are the ones on suicide watch so sometimes that’s what we expect.
Q: “What is the most chilling thing you’ve heard/witnessed, and how long have you been working there?”- couervide
A: I’ve been working here since August of 2018 so a little over a year now.
Honestly the only thing that gives me the chills is what the inmates did that landed them in prison. Especially the ones that murdered their children. We’re technically not allowed to know all the details as to why they’re in prison, we just know they’re there for murder. But a few of the inmates have their own documentaries on Dateline or Investigation Discovery and I’ve watched them.
Another thing that sometimes gives me the chills is that Darly Routier’s youngest son still visits her in prison since he’s the only one she didn’t kill. There’s also another inmate, Debra Jeter who’s in the same prison for murder. She slit both of her daughters throats in an attempt to kill them both, but only one of them died. The other daughter that survived still visits her mom in prison. She says she forgives her for what she did but I don’t know how she can still look at her. The 911 call she made after she slit their throats is just bone chilling since she admitted to the dispatcher that she did it. No guilt. No remorse. Here’s the 911 call: