Arraignment for prostitute in Google exec's death

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Updated: 7/16 8:53 am

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — An upscale prostitute charged with leaving a Google executive to die when he overdosed on heroin is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment and possible bail hearing.

Alix Tichelman is scheduled to appear in a Santa Cruz courtroom on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old faces manslaughter charges in the November death of Forrest Hayes.

Police say surveillance video shows Tichelman injecting heroin into Hayes' arm, then calmly collecting her things and leaving as he lay dying on his yacht.

The California case has prompted police in Milton, Georgia, to re-examine the overdose death of Tichelman's former boyfriend. Police say she called 911 to say Dean Riopelle had overdosed. She wasn't charged in that case, and his death was ruled an accident.

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