Amber was happily dating a new man, Scott, a widower, who would be alone for Christmas. She found out 15 days later that he was actually married to the pregnant Laci Peterson, who had mysteriously disappeared 14 days earlier. Stunned, she immediately contacted police.
Laci Rocha Peterson was nearly eight-months pregnant when on Dec. 24, 2002, her stepfather reported her missing. Investigators suspected her husband, Scott, who was tried and convicted for the murders of Laci and their unborn child, Connor, in 2004. A look in photos at the verdict sentencing pf Scott Peterson.
Laci Rocha Peterson, 27, was nearly eight months pregnant with her first child when on Dec. 24, 2002, her stepfather reported her missing from her Modesto, Calif., home. The case of two young lives cut short.
On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and of second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.
On August 10, 2004, Amber Frey took the stand for the first time to testify against her former lover Scott Peterson in his murder trial. Peterson was famously sentenced to death for murdering his pregnant wife Laci.