Alix Tichelman

Guilty plea in death of Google executive

Alix Tichelman, who attended a South Surrey independent school, was sentenced Tuesday in California to six years in prison.

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.

 

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