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Relive the Amy Fisher story 25 years later

On May 19, 1992, the lives of three Long Islanders were forever changed.

Amy Fisher, then a 17-year-old high school student living in Merrick, showed up at the Massapequa home of her lover, 38-year-old auto body shop owner Joseph Buttafuoco, armed with a .25-caliber automatic handgun.

Buttafuoco had attempted to end their affair, authorities would later say, which did not sit well with Fisher.

Buttafuoco's 37-year-old wife Mary Jo answered the door on that Tuesday 25 years ago, and was met with a bullet from Fisher's gun. Mary Jo Buttafuoco suffered a gunshot wound to the head, but would recover.

The story of the shooting took the nation by storm in 1992, with each subsequent twist and turn making headlines across the country and being recounted on late-night TV shows.

Here's a look back at the events that transpired following that fateful day.

Amy Fisher, 17, is led away in handcuffs
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Amy Fisher, 17, is led away in handcuffs after her arrest for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in Massapequa on May 19, 1992. Fisher was charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree and criminal use of a firearm in the 1st degree.

Joseph Buttafuoco, left, and his attorney Marvyn Kornberg
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Joseph Buttafuoco, left, and his attorney Marvyn Kornberg appear during an interview in Kornberg's law office on June 10, 1992. Following Fisher's sentencing, Buttafuoco would be later brought up on statutory rape charges for having sexual relations with Fisher when she was 16. He was sentenced to six months in jail on Nov. 15, 1993.

Amy Fisher appeared in a lineup for Mary
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Amy Fisher appeared in a lineup for Mary Jo Buttafuoco at Nassau County police headquarters on June 30, 1992.

Amy Fisher and her mother, Roseann Fisher, are
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Amy Fisher and her mother, Roseann Fisher, are escorted from Nassau County Court after Amy listened to Nassau County Court Judge Marvin Goodman explain the order of protection issued to the Buttafuocos on July 19, 1992.

Amy Fisher appears in Nassau County Court in
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Amy Fisher appears in Nassau County Court in Mineola on Sept. 14, 1992 with her attorney, Eric Naiburg. Nine days later, Fisher would agree to plead guilty to reckless assault -- a lesser charge than the attempted murder charge she originally faced.

As a result of her plea, Amy Fisher
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As a result of her plea, Amy Fisher received a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison on Dec. 1, 1992.

Attorney Ed Shulman, left, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, second
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Attorney Ed Shulman, left, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, second from left, Joseph Buttafuoco, second from right, and attorney Marvyn Kornberg leave court on July 20, 1993. Joseph Buttafuoco was in court to answer harassment charges.

Attorney Dominic Barbara, left, and his client, Joey
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Attorney Dominic Barbara, left, and his client, Joey Buttafuoco, listen to judge's verdict during a probation hearing in the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola on Sept. 6, 1995. Judge Jack Mackson ruled that Buttafuoco had violated his probation by soliciting a Los Angeles prostitute, less than two years after being sentenced to six months in jail for statutory rape.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco, center, is surrounded by media
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Mary Jo Buttafuoco, center, is surrounded by media before going into Nassau County Criminal Court in Mineola on April 22, 1999. Buttafuoco was in court to support Nassau District Attorney Denis Dillon's motion to vacate Amy Fisher's original plea. A judge cleared the way to have Fisher paroled within days after she apologized in court to Buttafuoco, the woman whom she shot in a jealous rage.

Amy Fisher is taken from Criminal Court in
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Amy Fisher is taken from Criminal Court in Mineola after apologizing to Mary Jo Buttafuoco on April 22, 1999.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco, left, Amy Fisher, center, and
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Mary Jo Buttafuoco, left, Amy Fisher, center, and Judge Ira Wexner, are shown in an artist's rendering, in Criminal Court in Mineola on April 22, 1999. Buttafuoco was in court to support Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon's motion to vacate Amy Fisher's original plea after the latter apologized to her.

Amy Fisher gets out at Albion Prison in
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Amy Fisher gets out at Albion Prison in upstate New York on May 10, 1999.

Joseph Buttafuoco poses with his wife, Mary Jo,
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Joseph Buttafuoco poses with his wife, Mary Jo, outside Spago restaurant on Aug. 22, 2000, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mary Jo would file for divorce in February 2003.

Joey Buttafuoco appeared in court in Los Angeles
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Joey Buttafuoco appeared in court in Los Angeles where he pleaded innocent to insurance fraud and grand theft on Jan. 7, 2004.

Stu Tendler and Mary Jo Buttafuoco pose at
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Stu Tendler and Mary Jo Buttafuoco pose at the Santa Monica Pier in California on July 17, 2009. The couple married in 2012.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco published a book about the
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Mary Jo Buttafuoco published a book about the shooting and her relationship with her now ex-husband in 2009. In the book, "Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know," she refers to her former husband as a "sociopath." She is seen here posing during a book signing at the Costco in Westbury on Aug. 1, 2009.

Amy Fisher, seen here at her home on
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Amy Fisher, seen here at her home on July 22, 2009, married Lou Bellera in 2003. An amateur sex tape of the couple was released in 2007, after which Fisher announced she would be producing and starring in adult films.

Fisher and Bellera split in 2015.

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