Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
"There were 500 infant deaths in the U.S. in the past year where infants were under the age of 5 months old," Corder
"Out of those 500, 39 percent of them were killed by their fathers."
said the Sheriff's Office is hoping to start an early-intervention program to prevent such deaths.
According to Corder
, both fathers were unemployed and had no parental training.
Both children were ill, and the mothers of the children were home at the time of the fatal injuries.
"Here is the tragedy not only do we have two dead babies, but we have two young men whose lives are ultimately ruined," Corder
said both men could face sentences of life in prison if convicted.