Sylvie Cachay Update: Nicholas Brooks, beau convicted in death of NYC designer, to be sentenced

Nicholas Brooks, left, and Sylvie Cachay
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Nicholas Brooks, the son of an Oscar-winning composer, who was convicted in July of strangling his fashion designer girlfriend to death in the bathtub of New York City hotel room, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

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Brooks, 27, is facing 25 years to life in prison in the death of 33-year-old Sylvie Cachay, whose body was found partially clothed in an overflowing tub on Dec. 9, 2010 in the SoHo House.

The two had a tumultuous six-month relationship. Prosecutors say he strangled her after she tried to end their relationship. The 27-year-old Brooks is the son of Joseph Brooks, who wrote "You Light Up My Life." He killed himself amid his own criminal investigation in 2011.

The younger Brooks' attorney suggested that Cachay drowned accidentally after mixing alcohol with prescription medication.

Complete Coverage of Sylvie Cachay on Crimesider


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