Nicholas Brooks’ defense hangs on the testimony of noted medical examiner Dr. Charles Wetli. The jury has heard conclusive testimony from the ME that conducted Cachay’s autopsy that the designer was manually strangled and drowned.
Danielle Thomas was found dead on June 26, 2012. Her boyfriend Jason Bohn has been charged with first degree murder in her death.
Dr. Barbara Sampson told the court that the bruises and the marks on Cachay’s neck and the water found in her lungs showed that Cachay died of manual strangulation and drowning.
The jury heard from Cachay’s personal physician on Tuesday. She told the jury that Cachay was taking five prescription medications at the time of her death for fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, and for insomnia.
Sylvie Cachay’s best friends who take the stand to describe the toxic love life that ended in her violent death are like the swimsuit designer; beautiful young women from the fashion world.
More details emerged in court Tuesday surrounding the death of fashion designer Sylvie Cachay. Her boyfriend is on trial for her murder at a posh downtown hotel on Dec. 9, 2010.
In their last conversation, Lisa McHale testified, Cachay told her she had finally broken off the destructive relationship. Cachay’s body was found partially clothed and submerged in a bathtub at Soho House Hotel two days later.
Jurors were on a break for the weekend Saturday, after failing so far to reach a verdict in the trial of a man who allegedly killed a Manhattan psychotherapist by slashing her to death.
Prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer who lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, but were interrupted by police.
Lamont Pride is accused of murder in the December 2011 death of Officer Peter Figoski.
During his closing argument, prosecutor Ken Taub said while the defendant’s intent may have been to get away from a bungled robbery, he was also intent on killing any police officer who got in his way.
Four detectives who were involved in the manhunt for Det. Peter Figoski’s killers testified in the murder trial of Lamont Pride on Monday.
Defendant Lamont Pride said that he was trying to escape a robbery when he was confronted by a hooded man with a gun in his hand. He said that after a struggle, a shot went off.
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after a jury in Newark couldn’t reach a verdict in the case against Paul Bergrin. The panel had deliberated for six days.
Paul Bergrin is charged with helping to set up the murder of an informant who was to testify against one of his clients.