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When 16-year-old Amy Fisher met 36-year-old Joey Buttafuco, despite her age and his marriage, the two began an illicit relationship. On an afternoon in 1992, Amy confronted Joey's wife, Mary Jo, on their doorstep. Mary Jo was shot in the head at close range. She miraculously survived and identified Amy as her assailant.

Amy was arrested and told police of her affair, resulting in what could only be termed a media circus. Charges and countercharges flew as Joey denied Amy's claims and Mary Jo stood by her man. Amy pleaded guilty to reckless assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. After months of denials, Joey admitted that he had sexual relations with Amy and was sentenced to six months for statutory rape. Amy served seven years in prison, and since then has worked hard to stay out of the public eye. Now she's told her story in a book, Amy Fisher: If I Knew Then...
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FROM: Exclusive: The Amy Fisher Story
Published on September 27, 2004

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