The high-end sex worker who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the accidental heroin overdose of a Google executive was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents upon completion of her jail sentence, according to CBS News. 30-year-old Alix Tichelman, who holds dual citizenship in Canada, had just finished two years in prison for the 2013 death of Forrest Timothy Hayes, who she left for dead after an evening of sex and drugs aboard a luxury yacht in Santa Cruz harbor in Northern California.
A married father of five at the time of his death, Hayes was a regular customer of Tichelman’s, and had worked at Apple, Google and other tech firms in Silicon Valley. After shooting Hayes up with heroin, Tichelman tried to revive him when he started to overdose, but panicked and ultimately left him to die aboard his yacht. Unfortunately, she was caught on surveillance camera and later arrested. She was sentenced in 2015 to five years in prison after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs, but was released early due to time served before her guilty plea, as well as time off for good behavior.
According to the New York Daily News, ICE agents had asked for a 24-hour hold of Tichelman upon the completion of her sentence. However, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor their request, citing California’s TRUST Act, which prohibits using immigration holds to keep inmates behind bars beyond their sentence. In a statement to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Clark said “ICE agents were on hand at 5 a.m. March 29 when Ms. Tichelman was released.”
Clark said this was the fifth time recently that ICE agents have staked out the jail, waiting to detain inmates upon their release.
[Photo: Alix Tichelman Facebook Page]