Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death
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This image provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows Alix Catherine Tichleman after she was booked into county jail in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Friday, July 4, 2014. Tichleman was arrested on suspicion of murder after injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed, according to police and a newspaper. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Police)
This image provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows Alix Catherine Tichleman after she was booked into county jail in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Friday, July 4, 2014. Tichleman was arrested on suspicion of murder after injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed, according to police and a newspaper. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Police)
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A woman police describe as a high-end prostitute has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly injecting heroin into a tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Tuesday that surveillance video from the boat shows 51-year-old Forrest Timothy Hayes losing consciousness.

Investigators say the suspect, Alix Catherine Tichelman, makes no effort to help him and instead gathers her belongings and even gulps a glass of wine before leaving. Hayes' body was discovered the next day.

The 26-year-old from Georgia was taken into custody last week after being lured back to Santa Cruz County in a prostitution sting.

She faces charges including second-degree murder.

Police say Tichelman provided heroin for Hayes, a Google executive, while they were aboard the 50-foot yacht.

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Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel, http://www.santacruzsentinel.com



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