Bloomington couple charged in connection to drowning death of their 21-month-old son

Eddy Pierre Louis and Sabina Pierre Louis Photo: Hennepin County
Eddy Pierre Louis and Sabina Pierre Louis

Updated: September 25, 2019 11:38 AM

A Bloomington couple has been charged in connection to the drowning death of their 21-month-old son, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. 

The attorney's office said 25-year-old Sabina Pierre Louis and 54-year-old Eddy Pierre Louis have both been charged with second-degree manslaughter. 

A criminal complaint states Bloomington police were called Saturday morning to Fairview Southdale Hospital on the report of a child who had died. 

Eddy Pierre Louis, the child's father, told police that he went to Cub Foods earlier that morning. He told police when he returned to his apartment, he and his wife went to their storage room in the building. 

Parents arrested after death of young child in Bloomington

He told police when they returned, he heard his four-year-old child in the bathroom and that the water was running. Louis told police when he went into the bathroom, he found the 21-month-old floating in the bathtub. 

The attorney's office said Sabina Pierre Louis told officers a similar story, however, due to inconsistencies, police continued investigating. 

Police later obtained surveillance video from Cub Foods and Walmart. According to the complaint, video showed the two arrive at Walmart at 8:03 a.m. that morning. The two left the store 45 minutes later. The complaint said the couple arrived ten minutes later at Cub Foods and stayed until 9:32 a.m. 

The two later admitted they did not tell the truth during their first interview after investigators confronted them. 

The couple said they had left their three children sleeping when they went to the grocery store. The complaint stated when the two returned to their apartment, their oldest child was still sleeping, but their 4-year-old was in the bathroom. When they went into the bathroom, they discovered the 21-month-old in the tub. 

Both are expected to appear in court Wednesday. 

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