Boyfriend indicted in SoHo House hotel death case

December 16, 2010 8:29:40 AM PST
An Academy Award-winning songwriter's son has been indicted in the investigation surrounding a swimsuit designer's death at a chic New York hotel.

Manhattan prosecutors announced Nicholas Brooks' indictment Thursday. However, the charge and details won't be released until a later court date. That's standard practice.

Brooks is being held without bail on initial charges of attempted murder and strangulation.

Designer Sylvie Cachay was found dead in an overflowing bathtub at the SoHo House hotel Dec. 9.

Brooks wasn't in court Thursday. His lawyer says Brooks did not testify before the grand jury.

The 24-year-old defendant's father is "You Light Up My Life" writer Joseph Brooks.