A man who admitted to raping and killing a 6-year-old girl in 1984 reportedly had boiling water thrown on his crotch in a Melbourne, Australia, prison.
According to the Daily Express, Gregory Keith Davies, 74, has been in “extreme discomfort” since July’s attack. Though Davies was scheduled to appear in court later this month for a plea hearing, his lawyers requested a postponement due to the severity of his injuries.
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“He is in extreme discomfort, he’s had skin grafts to 15 percent of his body,” defense attorney David Gibson revealed in court. “Those grafts are now tightening up and causing him considerable pain.”
Gibson also said that Davies just regained the ability to walk, according to the Australian Associated Press. Despite this, a prosecutor has asked that Davies’ psychiatric assessment not be delayed.
In May, Davies reportedly pleaded guilty to assaulting and killing Kylie Maybury 33 years prior. The Melbourne girl went out to purchase sugar for her mother and was never heard from again. The case went cold until last year, when DNA evidence retrieved from Maybury’s underwear led investigators to Davies.
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Mirror reported that the septuagenarian was attacked shortly after entering his plea. He was apparently transferred to another hospital on August 16.
The Associated Press also reported that the prisoner accused of carrying out the attack will not be charged.
Though the victim’s mother planned to fly in for the September 21 hearing, Justice Lex Lasry said he had no choice but to grant an adjournment given the circumstances.
Davies is now scheduled to appear in court on November 27.
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