Fisher's affair with auto body shop owner Joey Buttafuoco came to light on May 19, 1992 when she went to his home told his wife, Mary Jo, that her "sister" was having an affair with her husband. When Mary Jo Buttafuoco told Amy to get off her property and started to walk back into the house, Amy hit her over the head with the gun and then shot her in the right temple as she lay on the porch.
Remarkably, Mary Jo Buttafuoco survived the attack. Acting on information from Joey Buttafuoco, police arrested Amy Fisher for the shooting. Joey Buttafuoco was never charged in connection with the shooting, but he was later charged with one count of statutory rape and pleaded guilty.
After serving six months, Buttafuoco was released and moved to Los Angeles, where he pursued an acting career. In 1995, he was arrested for violating his parole by soliciting sex from an undercover policewoman posing as a prostitute. In 2003, Joey and Mary Jo divorced after 26 years of marriage.
Book Reveals Personal DetailsAmy Fisher was released from prison in 1999. At age 30, she is married and has a three-year-old child. She is an award-winning columnist for the Long Island Press, an artist, and a devoted wife and mother, according to reports.
In her new book, Fisher tries to address the many misconceptions she says the public has about her and what she did. She reveals many personal details about her childhood, her relationship with Buttafuoco, and her life in prison.
Fisher told reporters the reason that she wrote the book was because, "... there was so much thrown out there about me, about my life, 99 percent of it was negative, 90 percent of it wasn't even true," she says. "So I said, you know what, by telling my true story it can't be any worse than the false story that's already out there."
If I Knew Then...
Amy Fisher is remembered as the sixteen-year-old "Long Island Lolita" who shot the wife of her lover, but 16 years later her new book reveals she is a confident and happy 30-year-old woman, an award-winning newspaper columnist, and a devoted wife and mother. Compare Prices
Profile of Amy Fisher
A profile of Amy Fisher, her affair with Joey Buttafuoco, and the attempted murder of Mary Jo Buttafuoco.