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Wrong man paying child support to Amber Frey

A DNA test showed that the first child of Amber Frey,  former mistress of convicted murderer Scott Peterson, was not fathered by the man who was paying child support.
Amber Frey leaves the San Mateo County Courthouse in Redwood City, Calif., in this August 2004 file photo. Dan Honda / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

The former mistress of convicted murderer Scott Peterson is back in the spotlight after a DNA test showed that her first child was not fathered by the man who was paying child support.

Anthony Flores, 29, has been paying Frey $175 a month for nearly four years, his attorney, Glenn Wilson, said Wednesday. The father of the 4-year-old girl is actually Fresno restaurant owner Christopher Funch, Wilson said.

No one answered the telephone at Porky’s Rib House on Wednesday, and Funch did not have a listed home number.

Wilson said Flores was preparing to file a court motion seeking visitation rights, which he has been denied, when the man received word last week that he was not the child’s father.

Frey’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said Wednesday that her client never intended to deceive Flores.

“Amber, in good faith, always believed that Mr. Flores was her child’s father,” Allred said.

Frey, a massage therapist from Fresno, was Peterson’s mistress when he killed his pregnant wife, Laci, in December 2003. Her testimony helped prosecutors convict the fertilizer salesman, who was sentenced to death.