HOUSTON -

A southeast Houston man is accused of beating a toddler so badly she was blinded.

Angel Martinez, 26, is charged with injury to a child.

According to court documents, Martinez tossed his 2-year-old stepdaughter into the air and didn't catch her.

The toddler hit her head and the girl had to be rushed to a hospital, police said.

A court document stated Martinez admitted to "rocking the baby too hard" on several occasions to get her to go to sleep.

The girl's mother, Nancy Colomo Gonzales, is accused of lying to the hospital about how the girl was hurt.

Gonzales, 25, is charged with injury to a child by omission.

Martinez is being held in the Harris County Jail on $75,000 bond.