Covering Barbour County: Authorities Arrest Eufaula Man for Beating His Own Child

Montgomery, Al (WSFA) -- Barbour county and Eufaula authorities have arrested a Eufaula man for severely beating and blinding his own 8 week old child.   Officers arrested 26-year-old William Edd Walker, Jr. on first degree assault charges today after he admitted to shaking the child because it wouldn't stop crying.  Officials tell WSFA 12 News the boys injuries are so severe, he is now blind and the shaking may have damaged his brain, possibly making him more susceptible to mental retardation later in life. Walker is in the Barbour county jail on $50,000 bond.