'Long Island Lolita' victim remarries

Feb. 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The former Mary Jo Buttafuoco remarried in Las Vegas nearly 22 years after being shot in the face by her husband's lover, the 17-year-old "Long Island Lolita."

Mary Joe Connery (her birth name) married Stu Tendler, a print shop manager, during the weekend, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

On May 19, 1992, Buttafuoco opened the front door of the home she shared with her husband, Joey Buttafuoco, in New York to find Amy Fisher holding a.25-caliber handgun. Fisher fired a single shot, striking the woman in the neck and face.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco, who later returned to her birth name of Connery, underwent several surgeries to address a number of problems, including partial paralysis.

Eventually, the couple divorced.

Fisher, who was called the "Long Island Lolita," was jailed for seven years for the shooting.

Joey Buttafuoco served four months for statutory rape because he and Fisher became lovers when she was 16 years old.

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