Amber Frey Testifies in Scott Peterson Trial

Mistress Amber Frey has taken the stand in the Scott Peterson murder trial. Here's what she had to say so far about the first few dates:

Frey said Peterson did not wear a wedding ring when they met on Nov. 20, 2002. He poured champagne in his hotel room, putting a strawberry in her glass, and they had sex later that night. The next morning, he left her with his cell phone number, not his home number. On their second date, he carried her 22-month-old daughter as they went hiking. Later that day, he gave the girl a children's book. Then, he cooked seafood lasagna with wine before they had sex again. "He made the comment that there would be many more corks ... many more bottles to share," Frey testified.

The next day, Dec. 3, she gave Peterson a car seat and the key to her house, and asked him to pick up her daughter at day care. (empahsis supplied)

"He said he would be honored," recalled Frey, who returned home to find him warming up the previous night's dinner. Then all three went out to buy a Christmas tree. While trimming the tree, she Peterson he denied that he was ever "close to having children" with anyone else.

They didn't see each other from December 3, to December 9--at which time, having been confronted by her friend on December 6 with the knowledge that he was married, he cried and told her he had lost his wife and this was his first holiday without her. She assumed he meant his wife was dead.

Prosecutors say he began hatching the scheme to kill his wife and unborn child on December 7-8--after being outed on his marriage and before telling Amber he had lost his wife.

First off: What female single parent goes on a blind date, and after the second date a week later, gives the guy a key to her house and asks him to pick up her 22 month old kid at daycare? Either a very reckless person or one with extremely poor judgment and parenting skills. Is this a person to whom you would give much credence in deciding a matter of utmost importance to yourself or members of your family--one of the indicators of reasonable doubt?

Scott Peterson sounds like a guy trying to keep a piece of action on the side while his wife is going through the final months of pregnancy. It sounds like she thought she was in love because he told her he was a "successful businessman" --as in "rich businessman" and she recklessly glued herself to him because he was the answer to her prayers. As for Scott, it sounds like he knew a gullible gold-digger when he found one and played it for all it was worth.

Amber as a motive for murdering his unborn child--whose nursery he had recently finished decorating with a ship's motif? Not so far....stay tuned, the Amber sideshow will go on a while.

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