Toddler, 1, drowns in bathtub as parents go out shopping leaving sister, 9, in charge

Toddler, 1, drowns in bathtub as parents go out shopping leaving sister, 9, in charge

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A 21-MONTH-OLD toddler has died in a bath tub after his parents abandoned him to go shopping for two hours.

Sabina Pierre Louis, 25, and Eddy Louis, 54, left their one-and-a-half year-old with their two other children, aged just four and nine alone for hours while they shopped – but told cops the baby had died while they were in a separate storage area connected to their home in Minnesota, USA.

Hennepin County Jail

Pictured, 25-year-old Sabina Pierre Louis[/caption]

Hennepin County Jail

Pictured, 54-year-old Eddy Louis[/caption]

The couple were charged in connection with their young son’s death after CCTV footage caught them shopping at several local supermarkets for a shocking two hours while their kids were home alone.

They returned home to the horrific scene of their 21-month-old dead in the bath tub, while his four-year-old sister sat in the bathroom with him.

Their oldest child, a nine-year-old daughter was also home.

The pair rushed the toddler to Fairview Southdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead, with hospital staff alerting police.

They initially insisted to cops that they had been home at the time of his drowning, claiming to have been in a storage room connected to their apartment but when confronted they admitted to abandoning their kids.

The pair told police they had assumed their kids would simply fall asleep.

Both parents were charged with second-degree manslaughter for neglect of a child.


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