A woman with ties to the Semiahmoo Peninsula who was charged last year in connection with the overdose death of a high-ranking Google executive has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Alix Catherine Tichelman’s name made international headlines last July, after she appeared in a California court accused of injecting 51-year-old Forrest Timothy Hayes with a lethal dose of heroin in November 2013.
Originally from Georgia, Tichelman spent part of her childhood at South Surrey’s Southridge School.
Court documents in the case outlined a multitude of charges: manslaughter, administering/giving away a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, destroying/concealing evidence, transportation of a controlled substance and prostitution.
Tichelman became a suspect after detectives “learned that she had an ongoing prostitution relationship with the victim,” police said in a statement released last July.
The statement described Tichelman as “a high-priced outcall prostitute” who boasted of having more than 200 clients.
According to online reports, Tichelman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Santa Cruz Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter, administering a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, destroying or concealing evidence and engaging and agreeing to engage in prostitution.