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Man Convicted For SoHo House Murder Receives Prison Sentence

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A Manhattan man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a room at the SoHo House back in 2010 has been sentenced.

Nicholas Brooks, 27, is facing 25 years to life in prison for strangling and drowning Sylvie Cachay.

The 33 year-old fashion designer was found in a bathtub in the SoHo House hotel almost three years ago.

Her family says they've been waiting for this day.

"We're very, very happy with the sentence. He deserved it," said Sylvia Cachay, the victim's mother.

"Her life was taken absolutely, inexplicably by this parasite to society, and now his freedom is taken," said Patrick Cachay, the victim's brother.

"I think that there's a very strong likelihood that this case is going to be overturned, and we'll be back re-trying it and re-trying it," said Jeffrey Hoffman, the attorney for Brooks.

Brooks, the son of the late Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks, maintains his innocence, saying Cachay took too many pills and drowned.

The medical examiner ruled her death was caused by forcible drowning and strangulation.

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