Police Arrest Barbour County Man for Shaking Infant

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

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