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Brooks trial: What do Sylvie's texts reveal?

  • Swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay found dead in a bathtub in an exclusive New York City hotel
  • Her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks is accused of strangling and drowning her
  • Cachay had bruising on neck and lips; had burst blood vessels in eyes when found dead
Brooks trial: What do Sylvie's texts reveal?

Brook trial: Escort hits on Sylvie's computer?

Brook trial: Escort hits on Sylvie's computer?

Sylvie Cachay, a young swimsuit designer, was found dead in a bathtub in New York City’s exclusive SoHo House hotel in December 2010.

Her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, 27, who prosecutors paint as a lazy, unemployed drug-user, is charged with strangling and drowning her. But Brooks’ attorney suggests that Cachay, who was 33, drowned accidentally after she passed out from an overdose of prescription pills.

On Wednesday, Dr. Drew’s courtroom reporter Anne Peyton Bryant learned that an investigator from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office took evidence from Cachay’s computer -- where it was discovered that in the hours before she died, there were several hits to escort sites.

Escort hits on Sylvie's computer:
-Dec. 1, 2010 – 2 hits at 6:50 p.m.
-Dec. 8, 2010 – 2 hits at 6:40 p.m.
-Dec. 8  2010 – 1 hit at 8:40 p.m.

Cachay was found dead in the early morning hours of Dec. 9, 2010.

A hand-written letter was presented as evidence in court Tuesday that showed Brooks’ apologizing to Cachay for hiring prostitutes in the past.

In part, it read:

Dear Sylvie,

I am so sorry that I showed you my past on the e-mail the other night.  I wasn't thinking how that would affect you.  I hope you can believe me when I say that you are so smart, beautiful and funny, and I don't think about anyone else but you.

Also on Wednesday, text messages that Cachay sent to a friend were revealed.

Text from Sylvie Cachay to friend - Nov. 24, 2010
"I know I'm doing the right thing … [but it's] hard when I need and want to take care of him.  I don't even think he loved me."

Text from Sylvie Cachay to friend - Nov. 25, 2010
“I'm in a sich … letting him come over … so mad at myself … I started crying.”

“Those were just two of many text messages that one of her very best friends were going back and forth between her and the days and months before their relationship ended,” Bryant reported.

Continue watching Dr. Drew all this week as his “Behavior Bureau” dissects the evidence as it's presented in the court of law.

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