Nicholas Brooks, 27, was sentenced Monday, two months after he was found guilty of murder.
Nicholas Brooks faces up to 25 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Sylvie Cachay.
The verdict for Nicholas Brooks was issued on Thursday as friends of the victim cheered in court.
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.
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.
The trial of a man accused of killing a Manhattan fashion designer began on Friday. The victim’s boyfriend is accused of strangling the young woman to death, but his defense attorney said the evidence doesn’t add up.
Best known from his award-winning ballad “You light up my life,” songwriter/producer Joseph Brooks killed himself using a mail order helium suicide kit.
A songwriter’s son charged with killing his swimsuit-designer girlfriend in the posh Soho House hotel may be considering a plea deal.
There was barely time for the parents of Sylvie Cachay to get a good look at their daughter’s accused killer but her father said he saw enough. “He didn’t face us, he didn’t care,” Dr. Antonio Cachay said. “He looked like he was guilty.”
Nicholas Brooks told police he left his designer girlfriend woozy from medication and sleeping in a trendy hotel, went out to have beers and do drugs and returned to find police investigating her death, a court document released today shows.
Nicholas Brooks, 24, will be arraigned on a second-degree murder charge Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.