By People Staff
Updated March 17, 1999 12:00 AM
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Amy Fisher, the “Long Island Lolita” who shot her lover’s wife in a jealous rage and inspired three separate network-TV movies, may soon be paroled after a judge agreed to give her a shorter prison sentence. Fisher, now 24, was 16 when she shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. She had been having sex with Mrs. Buttafuoco’s husband, Joey, who later served six months in jail for statutory rape. “What happened to you — it wasn’t your husband’s fault … it wasn’t my father’s fault. It was my fault, and I’m sorry,” Fisher said Thursday in a barely audible voice, looking directly at Mrs. Buttafuoco in the courtroom. Said Mrs. Buttafuoco: “Through faith in God I am able to forgive. It did not come easily or quickly.”

  • Fisher will be interviewed by the state Parole Board on May 3. If the board approves, she could be freed that week.