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January 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
A three-hour concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Tejano singing star Selena has been set for Houston's Reliant Stadium this spring. Gloria Estefan and Thalia are among the performers who will participate in the event, to be broadcast live April 7 by the Univision Network. Houston was the site of Selena's final concert. She was fatally shot at a Corpus Christi, Texas, motel in March 1995.
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April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A homeless man jailed last week for trespassing on Selena Gomez's property late in March was arrested again Friday on suspicion of doing essentially the same thing just hours after he was released from jail.  Che Thomas Cruz, 20, was charged Monday with one felony count of stalking and one misdemeanor count of violation of a court protection order, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.  Cruz entered a no contest plea...
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October 28, 1995 | Associated Press
Hit with death threats ever since her arrest, Selena's killer will do her time alone, in a small cell, for her own protection. Yolanda Saldivar, 35, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering the Tejano singing star in a falling-out over business. The founder of the Selena fan club won't be eligible for parole for 30 years. Some of the most vocal warnings have come from the Mexican Mafia, a prison gang, which had vowed revenge for Selena's death regardless of the trial's outcome.
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April 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A homeless man convicted of trespassing at Selena Gomez's home was charged Monday with stalking and violating a court order to stay away from the former Disney star. The charges filed against Che Cruz come just days after he pleaded no contest to trespassing at Gomez's home, after which he was sentenced to 45 days in Los Angeles County jail and ordered to stay away from the star's home. Cruz, 20, was arrested March 30 inside a bathroom of a guest house on the property being purchased by Gomez, 21, authorities said.
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June 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The weapon used to kill Tejano singing star Selena was destroyed under a judge's order, despite protests from historians who said it was a priceless piece of Mexican-American history. The .38-caliber Taurus revolver was sawed in pieces and thrown into Corpus Christi Bay. Selena, 23, was killed seven years ago, just as she was on the verge of crossing over to the English-language market. Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.
NEWS
October 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
A jury sentenced the killer of Tejano singing star Selena to the maximum penalty of life in prison Thursday, meaning Yolanda Saldivar will be locked up until at least 2025 before becoming eligible for parole. A cheer went up outside the courthouse from fans of the Grammy-winning singer, and car horns blared. The jury deliberated nine hours over two days before deciding among seven punishment options, ranging from probation to the life sentence.
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April 1, 1995 | JESSE KATZ and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Latin music sensation Selena, a 23-year-old Grammy winner who delighted audiences with her unpretentious blend of bouncy pop and tender ballads, died Friday afternoon after being shot twice at a Days Inn hotel here, allegedly by the former president of her fan club. In a bizarre standoff with police, the woman suspected of shooting Selena locked herself inside a red pickup truck in the hotel parking lot for more than nine hours, threatening to commit suicide.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1997 | Steve Hochman
At the beginning of this documentary about the slain tejano music star, narrator Edward James Olmos seems about to cast Selena alongside Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley as one of the "global legends who passed away prematurely." But reason prevails, and Olmos (from a script by John Lannert) instead states that even if her artistic legacy may not stand so tall, her death brought "unprecedented awareness of Latino culture in the U.S."
NEWS
April 4, 1995
Selena, the queen of Tejano music, was buried in Corpus Christi next to a mesquite sapling, her grave heaped with 8,000 white roses. Selena Quintanilla Perez was shot during a meeting with Yolanda Saldivar, 32, the founder of her fan club who had become her personal assistant. Saldivar was charged with her murder. About 600 relatives, friends and music industry officials attended the funeral.
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October 11, 1995 | Reuters
Attorneys selected a 12-member jury Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of murdering Tejano singer Selena, and opening arguments are scheduled for today. Yolanda Saldivar, 35, was expected to say in her defense that she inadvertently shot Selena during a March 31 dispute in a Corpus Christi, Tex., motel. Her attorneys repeatedly asked prospective jurors if they thought a gun could fire accidentally. The jury includes four Latinos, seven whites and one black.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Within hours after getting out of jail for trespassing at singer Selena Gomez's Calabasas  home, a homeless man returned to the property on Friday and was arrested again, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Authorities say Che Cruz, 20,  violated the specific orders of a judge earlier this week to stay away from the singer. Cruz was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, sheriff's officials say. His arrest came two days after he was sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years' probation for entering Gomez's guest house bathroom on Sunday.
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April 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A man was arrested Friday after allegedly jumping the fence at Selena Gomez's  Calabasas home, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The man was not immediately identified, but was seen being handcuffed and led away by deputies. The arrest came two days after a homeless man found in the performer's guest house bathroom on March 30 was convicted of trespassing and sentenced to 45 days in jail. That man, 20-year-old Che Cruz, was released from jail early Friday. Cruz pleaded no contest in his initial court appearance to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized entry of a dwelling house, said L.A. County Deputy Dist.
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April 2, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A homeless man found in performer Selena Gomez's guest house bathroom was convicted Wednesday of trespassing at the Calabasas home and sentenced to 45 days in jail. Che Cruz, 20, pleaded no contest in his initial court appearance to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized entry of a dwelling house, said Deputy Dist. Atty Eduards Abele. Los Angeles Court Commissioner Alvin Nierenberg sentenced Cruz to 45 days in jail and three years' probation. Abele said the judge also ordered Cruz to stay away from Gomez and her residence and prohibited him from possessing any weapons.
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April 2, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A homeless man found in the bathroom of performer Selena Gomez's Calabasas guest house was charged Wednesday with trespassing. Che Cruz is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized entry of a dwelling house, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Eduards Abele. Cruz, 20, was arrested March 30 inside a bathroom of a guest house on the property being purchased by the 21-year-old former Disney star. The man had initially tried to enter the main house before he managed to get to the back of the property and gain access to the guest house.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, together again? Well, it seems they were for a couple of hours Friday morning in Texas. Just days after Bieber posted an Oscar-night photo of ex-girlfriend Gomez on Instagram , captioning it "Most elegant princess in the world," the two were caught on camera leaving a perfume store in downtown McAllen, Texas. That after hitting up a Starbucks and Don Pepe's Mexican restaurant, where according to south Texas newspaper the Monitor they spent $153.
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March 3, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Is Justin Bieber longing for simpler times? The off-the-rails pop star on Monday posted to Instagram a photo montage of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, taken upon her arrival at the Vanity Fair bash Sunday after the Oscars. "Most elegant princess in the world," he captioned it . Of course what pops to mind is a previous Vanity Fair arrival shot - one taken in 2011 - that showed Bieber and Gomez, then 17 and 18, respectively, together in public as a couple for pretty much the first time.
NEWS
December 28, 1995 | From Reuters
A Texas judge Wednesday rejected convicted murderer Yolanda Saldivar's plea for a new trial in the killing of Grammy Award-winning singer Selena. Judge Mike Westergren, who presided over Saldivar's three-week trial in October, dismissed defense claims that a key witness lacked credibility and that critical financial records from the singer's business had been withheld during the trial. "We are pleased by the judge's ruling.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez spent about two weeks in rehab in January, though the "Come & Get It" singer wasn't there to be treated for substance abuse, her rep said Wednesday. "Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse," her rep told The Times, declining to comment on why specifically Gomez had entered the facility. The rehab news was  first reported by RadarOnline , which said Wednesday that Gomez had voluntarily checked into rehab Jan. 5 at Dawn at the Meadows , a facility in Arizona that specializes in patients ages 18 through 26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction and other problems.
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