The renovated Seal Beach business reopened Sunday, and Sandi Fannin, wife of former owner Randy Fannin, who died Oct. 12, 2011 in the shooting rampage, said "This is a hard day. He [Randy] would be very proud of this," noting the salon's return is a symbol that "good wins out over evil."
Scott Dekraai, former husband of one of the hair stylists killed, will be charged with eight murders and one attempted murder in a trial scheduled for March. Dekraai also faces numerous civil lawsuits from a surviving victim, victims' families and insurance companies, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday.
Sandi Fannin, who sold the business to 14-year Salon Meritage employee Irma Acosta, is one of six employees returning to work.
"All we wanted was to stay together as a team, as a family," said Acosta at the reopening celebration.