âI pressed my thumbs into the hollow at the top of the breastbone and then, still pressing, slowly moved them both, one to the left, the other to the right, up towards her ears where the flesh was hard. I continued massaging her in a V-Shape. The muscles in my forearms began to feel very tiredâ¦ HÃ©lÃ¨neâs face was calm and motionless; her eyes were open and staring at the ceiling.â
Long Island is known best for two things: its ice tea and Amy Fisher, both of which are bad for you and rely heavily on duplicity. Amy Fisher started a relationship with the mechanic Joey Buttafuoco in 1992 after crashing her parentsâ car and asking Buttafuoco to work on it without telling anyone. What should have been an ordinary setup for softcore porn launched to international fame because Amy was underage, Buttafuoco was nineteen years her senior and because Amy then shot his wife. Fisher drove to the Buttafuoco house one night in May and shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head, but poorly because she survived. The story made headlines across the country, partially because of the love triangle, and partially because Buttafuoco is a hilarious name. Amy spent three years in prison for attempted murder and Joey Buttafuoco also did time for statutory rape.
Zero Accountability Moment
After her prison sentence, Amy was released and confused why she wasnât famous anymore. In an effort to redeem her popularity, or at least remind people she existed, Fisher wrote a book about the whole experience called If I Knew Thenâ¦
. The autobiography leaked intimate details about her relationship with Joey. The book was popular for around a week and then she faded into obscurity again.
Out of desperation to stay relevant, Fisher went on talk shows to meet with the Buttafuocoâs again. She also leaked a sex tape and started a career as a stripper where she promised to donate some of her tips to Haiti relief. All of these flickers in her dark life were attempts to get the world to look at her again and remember that she was once that little girl who shot that nice woman in the head.
More Wife Killing
It would be wrong to build a list of celebrity crimes without consequences and not include O.J. Simpson. The football hall of famer allegedly stabbed his wife and Ron Goldman to death in 1994, and when I say âallegedlyâ I mean âunquestionably.â Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges in a criminal trial confirming once and for all that in a doubles match with evidence and motive vs. fame and money, evidence and motive will always lose miserably.
And lose by way of stabbing
After the trial, O.J. Simpson promised to launch a tireless man-hunt for the real killer across golf courses all over the country. So far, his findings have been inconclusive at best.
Zero Accountability Moment
In 2006 O.J. Simpson tried to prove that crime does, in fact, pay by writing a book entitled, If I Did It
where he hypothesizes how the murders might have happened if he had done it. The insane plan to cash in on the death of his ex-wife and her friend left the entire country incredulous. No one knew if he was bragging about what he had done, or bragging that if he would have had the chance, he would have done it ten times better than the actual killer. Just about everyone suspected that book would never see the light of day, but Goldmanâs family received the rights to the story to satisfy an unpaid civil judgment. They published it with a new title, If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer
. The "If" in the title was emphasized a little less than Simpson might have wished ...
Too on the nose?
O.J. Simpson never made any money from his story. Ironically, the book Simpson hoped would simultaneously bring him more wealth and fame proved that a man capable of killing two people with a knife, was completely incapable of killing two birds with one stone.