Ex-wife charged over grisly stab­bing Po­lice al­lege dy­ing dad a mur­der alibi

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - CHRIS CLARKE

WYNNUM Aged Care Fa­cil­ity’s vis­i­tor reg­is­ter for Fe­bru­ary 6, shows Emily Jane Tracey signed in to see her sick dad, like any other week.

But this time po­lice al­lege her visit was an at­tempt to cre­ate an alibi af­ter the sus­pi­cious death of her ex-hus­band on the same night.

James Switez-Glowacz, 36, was found dead on Fe­bru­ary 8 in his unit at Wynnum West, in Bris­bane’s east.

He had been stabbed four times in the back and four times in the back of the head.

De­tec­tives opened Op­er­a­tion Quebec Markup and within days, po­lice learned Tracey’s mar­riage to SwitezGlowacz had been “punc­tu­ated by do­mes­tic vi­o­lence”, a court doc­u­ment states.

Cus­tody of the pair’s sixyear-old daugh­ter was also a sore point.

Po­lice claim Tracey told de­tec­tives she spent Fe­bru­ary 6 on Rus­sell Is­land, south­east of Bris­bane, and later at a house in Lo­gan. But sur­veil­lance footage shows her ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling from Lo­gan to the area of Switez-Glowacz’s unit that night. She was un­ac­counted for for 17 min­utes which, she told po­lice, is when she was vis­it­ing her fa­ther. Tracey’s sign-in bore the hall­marks of a fake, de­tec­tives say. They al­lege she ret­ro­spec­tively fab­ri­cated her r alibi af­ter the mur­der, and d had never vis­ited her dad. They al­lege that, bi- zarrely, she en­listed an ex­part­ner, Paul Mathew Moore, to help kill Switez- Glowacz in his unit at Flora- belle Ct, 250m from the fa­cil­ity. It is al­leged Moore dis­posed of his own clothes and shoes, along with the mur­der weapon. Moore then deleted texts and Facebook mes­sages be­twee be­tween him and Tracey and oth­ers oth­ers, po­lice say. In h his bail af­fi­davit, Moore de­nies in­volve­men ment. Po­lice have cha charged him and Trace cey with mur­der. They are yet to en­ter a plea. Days later, Trac cey of­fered de­tec­tiv ives a third ver­sion of events. In a doc­ume ment ten­dered in cour court, Tracey said she drove Moore to SwitezGlowacz Glowacz’s place that night.

WHe en­tered and then re­turned some time later. They didn’t dis­cuss what hap­pened in­side. When de­tec­tives ques­tioned Moore, he said he was at home on Fe­bru­ary 6.

Asked what clothes he was wear­ing at the time, Moore re­port­edly said he threw out his shoes, leav­ing po­lice un­able to test them.

Charges were laid when wit­nesses told po­lice Moore con­fessed to be­ing at SwitezGlowacz’s unit that night, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Switez-Glowacz’s fam­ily said they would rather not get bogged down by the ev­i­dence un­cov­ered by po­lice.

They just want their son re­mem­bered as a fam­ily man with un­con­di­tional love for his daugh­ter.

Mum Deb­bie Goodlet would not com­ment on her son’s death, but in an on­line fundraiser she re­vealed she has taken cus­tody of James and Tracey’s daugh­ter.

“My beau­ti­ful grand­daugh­ter started her new school. First day to give her some nor­mal­ity back … still a long way to go,” she wrote.

Mrs Goodlet said her son’s life was tur­bu­lent, but was “mostly re­cently good”.

“He was an amaz­ing dad and al­ways went above and beyond for his princess. His daugh­ter idolised her daddy,” she wrote.

A Go Fund Me ac­count for the fam­ily has raised al­most $2000.

Con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

COVER-UP: Po­lice say Emily Tracey doc­tored a nurs­ing home vis­i­tor reg­is­ter to cre­ate an alibi.

CBD Rus­sell Is­land

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