Brett Cowan who murdered Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe has been taken to hospital after a fellow inmate reportedly threw boiling water over him.
An ambulance was called for Brett Peter Cowan at 9.28am to Wolston Correctional Centre and he was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, reports The Courier Mail.
It is unclear how badly Cowan has been burned. The other inmate is being interviewed over the incident.
A Queensland Corrective Services spokesperson this morning confirmed a prisoner was taken to hospital.
“About 9.15am, correctional officers discovered that the 46-year-old male prisoner was injured and immediately contacted the Queensland Ambulance Service,” the spokesperson said.
“The prisoner was conscious and lucid and was conveyed to a Brisbane Hospital for treatment. An update on his condition is not known at this stage.
“Another prisoner is being interviewed in relation to the incident. The matter is being investigated by the Queensland Police Service’s Corrective Services Investigation Unit and the QCS’s Office of the Chief Inspector.
“As the matter is the subject of a police investigation, QCS can make no further comment.”
In 2014 Cowan was sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 20 years for killing 13-year-old Daniel in December 2003.
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