Authorities in Barbour County arrested a man they say shook his girlfriend's baby, causing permanent physical damage to the infant.
26-year-old William Edd Walker Jr. is charged with first degree assault for allegedly shaking his girlfriend's eight-week-old baby.
Doctors at a Birmingham hospital say the baby, 11 weeks old, is blind, will have mental retardation and possibly cerebral palsy.
Walker is currently in the Barbour County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
The baby was placed in foster care in Birmingham