October 31, 2014
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Police say a high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for a legal defense before her arrest.
Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said Thursday that 26-year-old Alix Tichelman looked up possible defense strategies.
Police say Tichelman administered the fatal heroin dose to Forrest Hayes on his yacht in Santa Cruz in November and did not call 911 or help him when he was unconscious.
Clark said Hayes held his chest near his heart as he suffered medical complications.
Tichelman has been charged with manslaughter in the death. She was arrested on July 4. A call her public defender was not returned.
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