UPDATE: Mom arrested, dad in custody for critically injuring toddler as he 'taught' her to walk
KVIA / El Paso Police
Anthony Williams, Jessica Garcia

UPDATE 12:54 p.m. MT:

Detectives with the police department's Crimes Against Children Unit have re-booked the man accused of beating his 1-year-old daughter into jail on additional charges and arrested the child's mother.

Anthony Williams, 27, was originally charged with Injury to a Child and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $750,000 bond. Police said Williams has been charged with two additional counts of Injury to a Child and a single count of Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

Jessica Garcia, 24, was charged with three counts of Injury to a Child and a single count of Abandoning or Endangering a Child. She was jailed on a $400,000 bond.

KVIA: Mother of toddler allegedly beaten by father also facing charges


By Brenda De Anda-Swann, KVIA

EL PASO, Texas -- (KVIA) -- A 27-year-old father remains in jail after his arrest Friday night, charged with Injury to a Child after investigators say he struck his daughter so hard while "teaching" her how to walk, she sustained critical injuries.

Police say Anthony Williams's daughter kept falling while trying to walk and he struck her several times.

Police responded a family violence call at 12261 Tierra Canada on August 17, 2018 at about 11:30 a.m. Police said a 1-year-old girl was "found severely injured" and two other children at the residence "had signs of physical abuse."

FULL STORY: Father accused of critically injuring toddler as he "taught" her how to walk - KVIA

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