The lawyer for the Manhattan man being held in the death of a 33-year-old swimsuit designer insists his client is in the clear and that other people were involved in the death at the posh Soho House hotel.
Authorities still do not know what killed Sylvie Cachay, who was found partially clothed and unconscious in a bathtub at the Meatpacking District hotel early Thursday, where she and Brooks had checked in earlier. She had red marks around her neck.
Nicholas Brooks, the 24-year-old son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks, was arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree strangulation.
He faces a court date Thursday and is being held without bail. Authorities are still awaiting results of toxicology and tissue tests that could influence what charges Brooks faces.
The prosecution argued at Brooks’ arraignment that he tried to kill her because she wanted to end their relationship.
Brooks’ attorney, Jeff Hoffman, told amNewYork yesterday he will argue that other people were involved in the death, and that his client will be cleared of charges.