Alix Catherine Tichelman, 29, has been ordered to be deported by a federal immigration judge after her involvement in the death of a Google executive, Forest Hayes.
According to officials, the 51-year old Forest Hayes had hired Tichelman as a prostitute on multiple occasions. But on their last encounter in 2013, the Canadian prostitute killed Hayes with a heroin injection.
Authorities have a video that shows Tichelman injecting Hayes with heroin that had been taken from a yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor on Nov. 23, 2013. After injecting Hayes, Tichelman drank a glass of wine and closed the boat’s blinds, then proceeded to leave the scene.
Tichelman plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering illicit drugs in May, 2015, and was sentenced to six years in county jail. After serving two of those years, she was released for good behavior. She was required to complete a rehabilitation program, according to Sgt. Chris Clark with the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents became involved because Tichelman in not a U.S. citizen and has been living here illegally. ICE requested that Tichelman be held for 48 hours beyond her release date. Clark said that “department policy” would not allow them to comply and the request was declined.
Nevertheless, she was taken into custody by federal agents immediately following her release.
“Ms. Tichelman came into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody after serving time for multiple criminal convictions, including involuntary manslaughter and a felony drug charge. At that point, the agency placed her in removal proceedings,” said ICE spokesman James Schwab, citing her criminal convictions as grounds for her removal.
ICE was not able to offer a timeline for her deportation, but she will be deported to Canada as soon as ICE officials can make arrangements.
H/T: SF Gate
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