A Google executive who was found dead on his 50ft yacht in November last year was killed when a prostitute injected him with heroin, say Police in Santa Cruz.
Alix Tichelman, 26, was arrested on July 4 and later charged with manslaughter and other charges over the death of Forrest Hayes, a 51-year-old engineer and married father of five who had worked for Google, Apple and Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley.
Police say they have uncovered video footage of Ms Tichelman injecting the victim with heroin on the yacht and leaving when he suffered a bad reaction to the drugs and fell unconscious.
Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said Ms Tichelman could be seen calmly gathering her possessions as Mr Hayes lay dying.
“The video shows the victim suffering medical complications and going unconscious,” Clark said. “Rather than provide first aid or call 911, 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. Finally, she leaves the boat and reaches back in to lower the blind and conceal the victim’s body from outside view.”
According to KSBW.com, the two met through a website called Seeking Arrangements which aims to connect “sugar daddies” with “sugar babies” for “upfront and honest arrangements with someone who will cater to your needs”.
On her Facebook page Ms Tichelman describes herself as an aspiring model, makeup artist, writer, exotic dancer and ‘hustler’. She is being held on bail for $1.5m in Santa Cruz County.