Selena Quintanilla's Brother Speaks Out After Appearing on Top 10 Most Wanted List in Corpus Christi, Texas
A.B. Quintanilla, brother of the late Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla, remains on the list of the Top 10 Most wanted in Corpus Christi, Texas for the month of August. On Monday, the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office shared a post that featured a mugshot of Quintanilla and his physical characteristics along with his criminal charges that include contempt of court and nonpayment of Child Support.
“[Quintanilla] has not turned himself in, so we are still looking for him,” a spokesperson in the Sheriff’s Office told People Chica. The official also confirmed that the 53-year-old was placed on the list as a felony offender.
Also on the list, alongside Quintanilla, appear individuals who are wanted for crimes such as sexual assault of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly assault with a firearm and indecency with a child, among other charges.
According to ABC local news in Corpus Christi, the Texas Attorney General’s Office reports that the last payment by Quintanilla was $16.84 in September 2015. He allegedly also owes more than $87k in child support according to the news outlet.
However, the singer is now speaking up and saying that it’s all just a great confusion. “I am the victim of a misunderstanding,” he told Spanish-language magazine TVyNovelas. “Placing me among the top ten [Most Wanted] is totally unfair.”
Quintanilla added that he has “seven children from different women and two marriages. Why is it that only one [woman] is doing this to me? I can’t say much now because I have to save it for my court date… I don’t deserve anything that is happening to me.”
People Chica reached out to Quintanilla for follow-up comments but has not yet received a response.
The former member of Selena y Los Dinos, who currently lives in Miami, revealed that he plans on returning back to his home state of Texas—but only under circumstance that a judge grants him time in court to explain his side of the story first—and that he is aware that he will be arrested upon arrival back in the state.
The office of the Attorney General in Texas clarified that they are able to file a lawsuit against a parent asking the court to enforce its order if the parent is not complying with payments. “A judge may sentence a nonpaying parent to jail and enter a judgment for past due child support,” according to what Annette Hernandez, director of communications at the Office of the Attorney General told People Chica.
Quintanilla stressed that his lawyers were already “talking.” In the meanwhile, the face and name of the musician remain on the Top 10 list on the official website of the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office.