Dad severely beat baby daughter for falling while learning to walk, police say

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Dad Accused of Beating Baby For Falling While Learning to Walk

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A Texas dad is behind bars after police say he severely beat his baby girl, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

According to KFOX-TV, Anthony Williams, 27, of El Paso, was arrested Friday and charged with injury to a child after police received a report of possible family violence. When officers arrived, they found Williams' 1-year-old daughter unresponsive and critically injured, police said. She was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Investigators believe that "Williams struck the victim several times after she kept falling while he was 'teaching' her to walk," El Paso police said in a news release Monday.

He is being held on a $750,000 bond at the El Paso County Detention Facility, the release said.

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