Using an iPad, Valerie McDaniel started an audio diary to record her deepest thoughts. In her entries, the 48-year-old talked about her daughter, her dating adventures as a new divorcee — and a dark secret.
“I hate the idea that everybody thinks I’m a monster,” McDaniel says in the recording she made on March 15, 2017.
And in her last recording made on March 25, McDaniel says, “I never wanted to hurt anyone.”
McDaniel was a veterinarian living in a two-bedroom condo at a luxury high-rise in the wealthy Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. When she wasn’t treating animals at the veterinary clinic she owned, friends and colleagues said McDaniel spent weekends on