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