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Saldivar bail reduced

From staff reports

Copyright 1995 Houston Chronicle

CORPUS CHRISTI - The woman accused of killing Tejano sensation Selena had her bail reduced Thursday from $500,000 to $200,000 by state District Judge Mike Westergren.

But the attorney for Yolanda Saldivar said the former head of Selena's fan club will remain behind bars in Nueces County because she doesn't have the $20,000 bond required for release.

Defense attorney Douglas Tinker called the move a "distinction without a difference."

Saldivar, who started the fan club and ran Selena's boutique and salon in San Antonio, was arrested March 31 in connection with the singer's fatal shooting. Selena was gunned down at a Corpus Christi motel where she had gone to meet with Saldivar.

A trial is scheduled for October.