POOLER, GA (WTOC) - A baby is now blind and in the hospital after police say the boy's father shook him.
A grand jury indicted John McNeal on two counts of cruelty to a child in the first degree and two counts of aggravated battery.
Police say that in late May, McNeal shook his eight-month-old son so hard it caused hemorrhaging in the boy's brain.
Two weeks later the doctors realized the baby was permanently blind as a result of the hemorrhaging.
Police say the abuse occured in the family's Pooler home while the mother was not there.
The mother is cooperating with investigators.