A Bloomington couple is charged with manslaughter after they allegedly left their children home alone for nearly two hours Saturday morning and returned to find their 21-month-old floating unconscious in the bathtub, with their 4-year-old nearby and their 9-year-old asleep in another room.

The child died Saturday.

Sabina Pierre Louis, 25, and Eddy Pierre Louis, 54, were each charged Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court with one count of second-degree manslaughter in the death of their toddler, Asher.

Authorities allege that the couple dried and dressed their unresponsive son, drove him to Fairview Southdale Hospital instead of calling 911 and fabricated a story to protect themselves.

In interviews, the parents both allegedly told police that they both went shopping and did not alert their oldest child. Eddy Pierre Louis also allegedly said he concocted the first story and coached his wife.

Chao Xiong