Inmate charged over brutal attack on Daniel Morcombe’s killer

A MAN has faced court, 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 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 been placed back into protective custody.