Suspect in designer's death appears in court

Sylvie Cachay (

March 8, 2011 12:28:32 PM PST
The mother of a swimsuit designer found dead in a posh New York City hotel says she trusts "that justice will be done" after attending a court date for a songwriter's son, who is charged with murdering her daughter.

Sylvie Cachay's parents got their first look in court Tuesday at Nicholas Brooks. He said nothing and didn't look at anyone in the courtroom audience during the brief proceeding.

Antonio and Sylvia Cachay said they felt Brooks didn't care. His lawyer said Brooks didn't know the parents were there.

Sylvie Cachay's body was found in a bathtub on Dec. 9. Brooks has said he left her sleeping.

Brooks' lawyer says he may contest findings she died of strangulation and drowning.

Brooks' father is Academy Award-winning "You Light Up My Life" songwriter Joseph Brooks.