MURDER

Boyfriend Arrested in NYC Designer’s Death

Nicholas Brooks, 24, was arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend, Sylvia Cachay. Brooks, the son of Oscar-winning, scandal-plagued composer Joseph Brooks, is charged with strangling Cachay to death, after her body was found in the bathtub of her room at the Soho House Hotel. Brooks had been dating Cachay, 33, a New York City fashionista, for six months, and friends described him as erratic. A former publicist called Cachay the “darling of the swimsuit world.” Brooks’ father is awaiting trial on unrelated charges of luring 11 women into his apartment, promising them movie roles, and then raping them.