Alix Tichelman, the alleged prostitute involved with Google executive, Forrest Tim Hayes, appeared in a Santa Cruz County Court Wednesday and was charged with manslaughter.

Alix Tichelman Charged With Manslaughter

Tichelman, described as a high-end prostitute, was with Hayes on his yacht in a Santa Cruz harbor the night he died, and video surveillance recorded Tichelman stepping over Hayes’ body, sipping wine as he died of a heroin overdose.

Hayes, a Google engineer, was found dead on his yacht Nov. 23, 2013, at the age of 51. A husband and a father to five children, Hayes’ death was deemed suspicious by authorities and Tichelman became a suspect when it was determined that she and Hayes had engaged in “an ongoing prostitution relationship."

Tichelman and Hayes reportedly had an ongoing sexual relationship, which began through the “sugar daddy” website And police believe that Tichelman not only supplied Hayes with the heroin that killed him, but also injected him with a lethal dose. Police have told reporters that they believe that she should have been charged with second-degree murder.

“So cold and callous was she that she stepped over the victim’s body several times, one time to retrieve a glass of wine and finish the contents of the glass of wine while she’s cleaning up her property, cleaning up evidence of the crime here,” described Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark.

The yacht surveillance video reportedly shows Tichelman ignoring Hayes as he was “suffering medical complications” after taking the heroin.

“The video shows the victim suffering medical complications and going unconscious. Rather than provide first aid or call 9-1-1, Ms. Tichelman proceeds to gather her belongings including the heroin and needles. The video also shows Ms. Tichelman stepping over the victim’s body several times as she is gathering her belongings. At one point, she steps over the body to finish a glass of wine,” Clark said.

Furthermore, police allege that Tichelman was involved in a similar case after Hayes’ death, when her boyfriend overdosed.

Who Is Alix Tichelman?

Tichelman, 26, is a Georgia native who lived in Sacramento and where she was an aspiring makeup artist and model. Though her Facebook has been deactivated, reports allege that Tichelman had a very dark side and enjoyed discussing mass murder, writing on her Facebook page on June 28, “It’s really nice to talk with someone about killing sprees and murdering people in cold blood… and they love it too. No judgment. Yay!”

She was arrested Friday, July 4, on suspicion of second-degree murder, drug charges and destruction of evidence charges, and remains in jail with a $1.5 million bail.

“It’s manslaughter, that’s what the evidence show at this time; if they have evidence that they demonstrate and show that murder can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt then we’ll certainly evaluate that when that can be presented. The investigation is ongoing right now,” revealed Assistant District Attorney Rafael Vasquez.


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