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WOMAN IN LOVE-TRIANGLE ASSAULT AIMS TO STAY IN PUBLIC EYE

An 18-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to shooting the wife of her alleged lover says in a videotape she wants to stay in the public eye so she can have a Ferrari and conjugal visits in prison.

The 90-minute tape apparently was taken with a hidden camera and was obtained by a reporter for the syndicated television show "Hard Copy."Amy Fisher is seen on the tape talking Tuesday night to a man at a gym in Massapequa. The show's producers wouldn't identify the man, but several newspapers said Friday it was Paul Makely, who owns the gym. Fisher has described him as her boyfriend.

The tape, portions of which were shown to reporters Thursday, has Fisher naming things she wants to do before going to prison: get drunk, play pool, ride dirt bikes, go waterskiing and go to the Hamp-tons.

Fisher is shown telling the man they should get married so they can enjoy conjugal visits after she goes to prison. He laughs at the suggestion, but Fisher says her lawyer believes requiring people to be married for such visits is unconstitutional and she would be his client in challenging the law.

"That will keep my name in the press," she says. "I want my name in the press. Why? Because I can make a lot of money. I figure if I'm going through all this pain and suffering, I'm getting a Ferrari."

Fisher pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of assault in the shooting of Mary Jo Butta-fuoco. Fisher, initially charged with attempted murder, is to be sentenced in December and faces five to 15 years in prison. She could have faced eight to 25 years on the attempted murder charge.