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Amber Frey Opens Day Spa

Amber Frey, the former mistress of convicted murderer Scott Peterson, is opening a day spa in a tony Fresno suburb.

Frey said she planned to launch Escape Day Spa with a Caribbean-themed, adults-only party Thursday evening in a Clovis shopping center.

A trained massage therapist, Frey said she was happy to give back to her community by creating jobs through opening the spa, which is decorated to create a "Tuscan feel."

"It's something I've wanted to do since I went to massage school," Frey said. "It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them."

Frey dated Peterson in 2002. She later testified for the prosecution in Peterson's trial on charges he killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she was carrying on Christmas Eve that year.

Their affair eroded when Frey found out his wife had disappeared and was the subject of a massive search.

Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 2004. He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison while lawyers mount an appeal.

Now 32, Frey lives in Clovis with her husband, Robert Hernandez, and two children.

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