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Yolanda Quintanican Case Study

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Selena Quintanilla Perez was an idol in the Mexican American world. She was an empowering and was about to become for famous in the United States but was tragically shot before it could happen. The person who was accused of First-Degree murder was a woman called Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar is the founder and president of the Selena Fan club and the manager of one of Selena’s boutiques. In early March of 1995, there was a meeting between Selena, Saldivar, and Selena’s family about a money situation. They noticed that money was missing from the boutique and they knew that Saldivar took the money. Later that month, Selena went to meet Saldivar at a hotel because she thought Saldivar was going to pay her back the money she owed. When she realized it was a trap, it was too late. Employees noticed Selena running away but was fatally shot with a bullet that pierced through her lung. Saldivar had the Free Will to do whatever she wanted at the store because Selena trusted her. When she took the money, she acted like an existentialist because she made the choice of killing Selena so she wouldn’t have pay the debt she owed. Saldivar choose how to react to her situation. According to Satre’s concept of self, Saldivar was being transcendent because after that meeting she had planned another meeting with Selena making her think she…show more content…
She had chosen to do so and is accepting and paying the consequences for the committed action. Even though she did the right thing according to Socrates, why does it seem so wrong? For people who see this as wrong, being adapted to a world where killing not the right choice, we have Free Will because we control our actions. In the rules of Free Will from what Socrates says, Saldivar did the right thing by doing what she believed in by killing Selena to not pay her the money she stole. Consciously, we think it’s wrong but she acted the way she did because she had Free
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