|Daughter two years later|
I had taken off of work to visit my daughter that day. My manager, Darlene Beck, and Director Ian Kirwan knew why I was out that day. Darlene Beck had previously told Michelle a number of personal details about my relationship with my wife. Darlene was privy to this information because I had given her the story behind some prior absences from work. Darlene herself told me this in the fall of 2009.
Michelle Tan had begun discussing murdering my daughter at SelectQuote less than two months before the break-in, in February of 2010. I could barely hear these discussions, I thought I was mistaken at the time. I didn't know her motive, it seemed too outlandish to be believed at the time. She did get additional working from immediately after I was out of the picture, considerably more than anyone else in IT, and she got her husband consulting work.
Shame on me for giving management at SelectQuote too much information on my absences at the time, but it's kind of hard to say nothing when you need to start using a bunch of paid time off. Also, it used to be a pretty friendly atmosphere. Anyway, I almost never took vacation, I felt management deserved an explanation. Indeed, I was getting pressure to go down to part-time status, even though I had plenty of vacation hours left.
Events occurring at the time prevented me from recognizing the event for what it was. Entry was unforced, and that knife was taken from my apartment two days before. My then estranged wife, whom I had just improperly served with divorce papers, was returning to San Francisco that day. I thought it was her, so obviously I didn't think it was an attempt to kill my daughter at that time. I called the police, who said they didn't want to get involved in a divorce dispute. We are on better terms now, and she assures me it was not her. Besides, the gait of the woman differed from that of my wife.
Also, the visitation scheduled on the day of the break-in didn't happen, and it was supposed to be elsewhere anyway. Obviously those in on the plot got their wires crossed. At the time I wasn't taking into account the incompetence of others. It is interesting to note that following this break-in, a set of keys was left on my window, but they were not to my door.
There is the possibility that a master key was used for entry. This supported by items, too big to lose and not of any interest to my daughter, going missing later. I had done a re-key at that point, so if someone had somehow gotten my wife's set, they would not have been able get in at that point. However, the property owners are Robert and Dominic Nobili, and they've never had a woman with them when doing work on the apartments. A fairly unskilled user might be able to enter using an electronic pick gun, so the landlord's master key is not really a requirement.
So we have Michelle's statement that she would kill Abby. We have an actual break-in by an armed intruder. How much more clear does it need to be?