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Police: prostitute accused in yacht overdose death

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -

A woman police describe as a high-end prostitute has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly injecting heroin into a tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/U2F6kR) that surveillance video from the boat shows 51-year-old Forrest Timothy Hayes losing consciousness.

Investigators say the suspect, Alix Catherine Tichelman, makes no effort to help him and instead gathers her belongings and even gulps a glass of wine before leaving. Hayes' body was discovered the next day.

The 26-year-old from Georgia was taken into custody last week after being lured back to Santa Cruz County in a prostitution sting.

She faces charges including second-degree murder.

Police say Tichelman provided heroin for Hayes, a Google executive, while they were aboard the 50-foot yacht.

Tichelman was also booked in Fulton County on September 6, 2013 for false report of a crime and battery.

Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel, http://www.santacruzsentinel.com.

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