In 1992, everyone was riveted by the story of the "Long Island Lolita." Amy Fisher, a 16-year-old girl, stood accused of shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco. The bullet just missed Mary Jo's brain and lodged an inch from her spinal cord. Two weeks later, Mary Jo identified Amy as the shooter.
When Amy was arrested she told police of her affair with Mary Jo's husband, Joey. Joey adamantly denied the affair, and Mary Jo stood by her husband. Amy pled guilty to reckless assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
With Amy behind bars, the prosecution turned their attention on Joey, trying him on charges of statutory rape. Even still, Mary Jo supported Joey. Joey pled guilty to one count of statutory rape and was sentenced to six months in the county jail. In 1995, Joey pled no contest to soliciting sex from an undercover policewoman. It wasn't until 2003 that Mary Jo and Joey divorced after 26 years of marriage.
After an early release from prison—due in part to Mary Jo's plea for leniency—Amy stayed out of the public eye. In 2004, Amy gave us an exclusive interview about what she says happened the day she shot Mary Jo.
Mary Jo was at home watching our show that day. She says she was outraged by what Amy said, and now she wants to set the record straight.