A Washington man has been accused of severely abusing his 3-month-old daughter.
Christopher List, 33, of 205 S. Elm St. has been charged in Tazewell County court with aggravated battery to a child.
According to court records, he admitted violently shaking the baby and throwing her down on the bed so hard Aug. 18 that she bounced off and hit her head.
List at first told authorities the child had suffered injuries as part of an accident, but an examination of the child revealed bleeding in the brain, bruising of the brain and retinal hemorrhaging, which are injuries typically associated with shaken baby syndrome, court records said.
The charge is a Class X felony that carries a possible prison sentence of up to 30 years if List is found guilty.
List's bond was set at $250,000 Thursday, so he must post 10 percent of that amount to get out of jail. His preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 20.