New details have emerged in Selena Quintanilla's murderer, Yolanda Saldívar's case against the Texas prison where she is currently serving a life sentence for her heinous crime.
In November 2016, "Primer Impacto" reported that Saldívar was suing the Mountain View prison in Gatersville, Texas over injuries sustained and lack of appropriate medical treatment after she fell from her bunk bed.
Now Univision reports that it has exclusive access to the lawsuit's details, revealing even more about the treatment she's allegedly receiving in jail.
According to Univision, Saldívar is currently suing the jail for a whopping $500,000 for pain, suffering, physical injuries, and emotional distress stemming from her bunk bed incident.
The basis of the lawsuit is her claim that the injury could have been avoided. Despite her short stature, obesity, and medical condition that requires her to take heart and thyroid medication, she was assigned a top bunk that was "60 feet high" (Univision acknowledges that this height does not seem correct, 60 inches seems more likely), which put her at risk.
Her complaints and multiple requests to be assigned to a lower bunk were ignored. Saldívar ultimately fell in May 2015 and hit the right side of her head.
Saldívar is also accusing the prison staff that is responsible for her of bad judgement, lack of concern, and engaging in "sadistic acts" against her even though she follows all of the prison's rules.
One of the specific gripes she made was that she was only seen by a nurse following her fall. It took 10 days for her injuries to be evaluated by a doctor.
According to Univision, there is no official record of the anyone having responded to Saldívar's accusations.
She is not eligible for parole until 2025.
Saldívar has spoken about her living conditions in prison in the past and previously disclosed that she lives in isolation.
She supposedly only gets an hour-long recreational break a day and other inmates aren't allowed near her for her safety.
We will keep you posted on any developments in this case.