Alix Tichelman the high priced escort charged with killing Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht this afternoon pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
As part of her reduced plea, which included reducing a manslaughter charge, the woman was sentenced to six years prison.
Authorities say Tichelman injected the married Google executive with heroin in November 2013 then left without seeking help when he passed out on the yacht. Hayes had hired Tichelman several times before and they were doing drugs along with paid services the night he died.
Defense attorney Larry Biggam said Tichelman was relieved to have the court proceedings behind her and she is expected to serve only three years. She will be credited for nearly a year already served.
Reiterated the attorney: ‘It was an accidental overdose between two consenting adults.’
Alix Tichelman was arrested eight months after Hayes’ death. A surveillance video at the Santa Cruz harbor showed the woman gather her belongings, casually step over Hayes’ body, finish a glass of wine and lower a blind before leaving the yacht the night before the body was discovered.
Asked why she hadn’t called authorities when her client passed out the woman had previously told she panicked.
At the time of her arrest, the woman was preparing to move out of California when she was arrested. She has wealthy parents and dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.