A man who admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Kylie Maybury in 1984 has been attacked in a Melbourne prison, with boiling water poured on his groin.
Gregory Keith Davies' defence lawyer David Gibson appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday morning asking for an extension of time before his plea hearing and sentence.
Davies, who is still being treated and is in "extreme discomfort", did not appear in court.
Kylie had walked to the shops in suburban Preston East to buy sugar for her mother but never returned. Her killer wasn't identified until 2016 with a DNA match to semen found on her underpants.
Mr Gibson told the court Davies had been attacked at Port Phillip Prison in July and transferred to the Alfred Hospital until August 16.