Boyfriend convicted in SoHo House strangulation, drowning death

Sylvie Cachay

Sylvie Cachay (Credit: Sylvie Cachay (Getty Images))

The boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of murdering her in a SoHo hotel room in 2010.

Nicholas Brooks, 27, faces life in prison for his second-degree murder charge when he is sentenced Aug. 26. Brooks and his girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay, 33, checked into a room at the SoHo House on Dec. 9, 2010 around 12:30 a.m.

Sometime between then and 2:10 a.m., he strangled her and drowned her in the room's bathtub. A guest one floor below called for help when they noticed water was leaking from the ceiling.

Cachay was a swimwear designer. Brooks is the son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks who committed suicide in 2011.

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