Google Exec Fatally Overdoses on Heroin on His Yacht; Alleged Prostitute Arrested

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A booking photo of Alix Tichleman, 26, accused of killing her alleged client with heroin. (Credit: CNN)

A 26-year-old woman accused of being a high-priced escort is under arrest after allegedly injecting a former tech executive with heroin on his yacht in Santa Cruz and then watching him fatally overdose as she gathered her things.

Alix Catherine Tichleman of Folsom was arrested by Santa Cruz police Friday and booked on suspicion of murder, prostitution, destruction of evidence and providing narcotics in connection with the death of the 51-year-old man, identified by KSBW-TV as Forrest Timothy Hayes, who had worked for Google, Sun Microsystems and Apple.

Police allege Hayes was a client of Tichleman, who met him one night in November on his yacht in a local harbor. Security video from the yacht purportedly shows Tichleman preparing a dose of heroin and injecting Hayes with it. He is then seen having an adverse reaction to the dose, collapsing and becoming unconscious.

Rather than trying to help or calling 911, police say, Tichleman packed up the drugs and needles and at one point stepped over the body to finish a glass of wine before leaving.

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