Man, 30, accused of pouring boiling water over Daniel Morcombe's killer in prison told a judge he was doing it 'for the people'
- Adam Davidson allegedly attacked fellow inmate Brett Cowan last month
- Davidson is accused of throwing a bucket of boiling water on Cowan
- Cowan is serving a life sentence for murdering Daniel Morcombe in 2003
A man charged with pouring boiling water over Daniel Morcombe's killer, paedophile Brett Cowan, told the court was 'doing it for the people'.
Adam Paul Davidson has not yet entered a plea for the jail-yard assault which left the notorious paedophile in hospital with serious injuries.
The 30-year-old man who allegedly poured boiling water from a mop bucket on Cowan before beating him with it is also an inmate at Brisbane's Wolston Correctional Centre.
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Brett Cowan, Daniel Morcombe's murderer, was left in hospital after a fellow inmate allegedly poured boiling water on him
Daniel was murdered by the paedophile in 2003 on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland
He was charged with grievous bodily harm following the alleged attack.
Davidson will face court again over the matter next month.
He is the only person expected to be charged in relation to the attack despite claims more prisoners were involved.
Adam Paul Davidson who has been charged for the assault told the court he 'did it for the people' (Cowan pictured)
Cowan is serving a life sentence for killing Daniel (pictured) who is survived by his parents and twin brother
Bill Potts from Queensland's Law Society condemned the attack.
'We as a society, no matter what we might think of him (Cowan) as a person, still have an obligation to ensure his safety,' he said.
Cowan is serving a life sentence for murdering Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe in 2003.
The alleged assault occurred at Wolston Correctional Centre in Brisbane where both men are serving time
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