'Long Island Lolita' Amy Fisher released
May 10, 1999
ALBION, New York (CNN) -- Amy Fisher, whose 1992 shooting of her lover's wife made her the subject of tabloid headlines and made-for-television movies, was released from an upstate New York prison Monday.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections told CNN that Fisher was released shortly after 9 a.m. Monday from the Albion Correctional Facility, located about halfway between Buffalo and Rochester. Fisher left "via a private vehicle," the spokeswoman said.
Fisher, 24, served seven years in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of Joey Buttafuoco. Fisher was 17 at the time and had been having an affair with Joey Buttafuoco.
Dubbed the "Long Island Lolita" by New York tabloids, Fisher pleaded guilty to assault in 1992. Buttafuoco, then a 38- year-old body shop owner, pleaded guilty to statutory rape and served six months in prison.
The Associated Press reported that Fisher, accompanied by her mother and her attorney, left with her head bowed and wearing sunglasses. She did not answer questions from about two dozen reporters and photographers at the prison gates.
The state Parole Board agreed to release her last week after Mrs. Buttafuoco appeared in court to publicly forgive her attacker. The judge then agreed to reduce Fisher's 5-to-15-year sentence.
Fisher must report to her parole officer within 24 hours, the state corrections spokeswoman said.
The Buttafuocos now live in Los Angeles, where Joey Buttafuoco is a cable television talk show host.
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