Man charged over a brutal attack on Daniel Morcombe’s killer, Brett Peter Cowan in prison.

Nine News tonight revealed Adam Paul Davidson, a 30-year-old inmate at the Wolston Correctional Facility appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court today, charged with causing grievous bodily harm following last month’s attack.

Reporter Clare Hunter said prosecutors allege the inmate filled a mop bucket with boiling water and tipped it over Cowan before proceeding to beat him with it.

The PRISONER allegedly yelled “this is for Daniel!” as he poured a bucket of boiling water over Brett Cowan’s head before beating him with the bucket.

The convicted peadophile and child killer sustained serious injuries in the attack which is understood to have left him permanently disfigured.

Despite claims several other prisoners were involved in the attack, no further charges are expected to be laid.

Although he never entered a formal plea, according to Nine News, Davidson stood up in court and said he had attacked Cowan “for the people”.

He will face court again at the end of the month.

Following the attack, Cowan has since been placed back into protective custody.

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  • it was always bound to happen – someone would attempt to hurt him or worse in prison – I dont think they think much of child killers in there!


  • What was done to him was wrong but I just keep thinking that Daniel and his family suffered a lot more. Two wrongs dont make a right but I sure hope he feels deep remorse every time he looks in the mirror.


  • I doubt anyone has any empathy for him. He killed a child, he deserves a lot worse.


  • Good one. Pity Davidson didn’t kill him. I reckon his sentence should be quashed for getting one in at this monster. Poor Daniel would have suffered much more at his (Cowan’s) hands.


  • Daniel would have suffered much more before he was killed by this monster and his family are still suffering each and every day. Pity Davidson he didn’t kill the bastard, he deserved it.


  • I doubt any-one will care what happens to him.


  • Well I don’t think he should be protected


  • The actions of the peadophile and child killer must not have only disgusted us, but also inmates….
    Yes what Davidson did was wrong, but what Cowan has done to Daniel and maybe even many more children is far worse. I’m not able to feel emphatic for Cowan.


  • oh well what was he expecting


  • Obviously the other guy is a criminal already or he wouldn’t be in jail and i don’t think he should ‘get away with it’ at all BUT that b****ard Cowan could have got a lot worse than some hot water and a bucket – and I wouldn’t care!!


  • Better to place him indeed back into protective custody. He could be attacked again.

    • He SHOULD be attacked again and again and again and again


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