[VIDEO] Last Taste of Sugar: Escort Charged in Google Executive’s Fatal Heroin OverdosePosted: July 9, 2014
For the LATimes, Joseph Serna reports: The woman accused of being a high-priced escort who administered a lethal dose of heroin to a former tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz will not be charged with murder in the case, but still faces manslaughter, prostitution and drug counts, prosecutors said Wednesday.
“Police identified her as a suspect after learning that she and Hayes allegedly had a relationship that began with the help of Seeking Arrangements, a website that caters to affluent clients seeking ‘sugar babies.’”
“Rather than trying to help or calling 911, police say, Tichelman packed up the drugs and needles and at one point stepped over the body to finish a glass of wine before leaving.”
Tichelman had been booked on suspicion of murder, but on Wednesday, Santa Cruz County prosecutors charged her with eight counts, including manslaughter, prostitution, destroying evidence and several related to administering and possessing heroin.
Tichelman’s arraignment was postponed until July 16, but she remained in custody in lieu of $1.5-million bail.
Prosecutors said the charges could still change as the investigation continues.
Police allege Hayes was a client of Tichelman, who met him one night in November on his yacht in a local harbor. Security video from the yacht purportedly shows Tichelman preparing a dose of heroin and injecting Hayes with it. He is then seen having an adverse reaction to the dose, collapsing and becoming unconscious.
Rather than trying to help or calling 911, police say, Tichelman packed up the drugs and needles and at one point stepped over the body to finish a glass of wine before leaving.
“Finally, she leaves the boat and reaches back in to lower the blind and conceal the victim’s body from outside view,” police said in a statement…(read more)
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