BOSS ‘BEGGED HOOKER FOR HEROIN JABS THAT KILLED HIM’

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By ROGUE PARKER

THE pros­ti­tute ac­cused of killing a Google ex­ec­u­tive by in­ject­ing him with HEROIN says she was just fol­low­ing or­ders.

Alix Tichel­man, 26, was on board For­rest Hayes’s yacht in Santa Cruz, Cal­i­for­nia, when the 51-year-old dad-of-five suf­fered a lethal over­dose and died last Novem­ber.

Denying a charge of man­slaugh­ter, Tichel­man’s lawyers say her punter re­quested the shot.

De­fend­ing Larry Biggam said at a hear­ing yes­ter­day: “My client Alix didn’t do any­thing to Mr Hayes that he didn’t want to hap­pen to him.

“She did what she was asked. Con­sen­sual adults in­volved in mu­tual drug us­age. It went wrong, but it wasn’t in­tended.”

Biggam also called on po­lice to re­lease the full surveil­lance video taken from the boat, which pros­e­cu­tors are us­ing as ev­i­dence for a num­ber of al­le­ga­tions.

Footage

The footage al­legedly shows Tichel­man in­ject­ing Hayes be­fore watch­ing him die then fin­ish­ing her glass of wine and step­ping over the body.

She then spends time re­search­ing le­gal strate­gies on­line, po­lice claim, be­fore gath­er­ing her be­long­ings to leave, hours be­fore Hayes was found dead.

Po­lice have be­rated Tichel­man for ap­pear­ing to make no ef­fort to call 911 in this video.

Her lawyers have only seen 20 min­utes of the footage de­scribed in court but Biggam in­sists it shows the over­dose was “ac­ci­den­tal”.

She now faces eight charges which all carry 15-year jail terms, in­clud­ing man­slaugh­ter, pros­ti­tu­tion, de­stroy­ing ev­i­dence and sev­eral re­lated to ad­min­is­ter­ing and pos­sess­ing heroin.

The hear­ing will re­sume on De­cem­ber 5.

AC­CUSED: On­line

pro­file pics of hooker Alix and ( exec For­rest Hayes

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