New Twist In Google Exec Murder Case


By KMVT News

San Francisco, California (CNN) - A new twist in the case of a high-end prostitute accused in the killing of a Google Executive.

Authorities in California say Alix Tichelman gave Forrest Hayes a fatal injection of heroin on his 50-foot yacht.

And then, as he began to die, they say she sipped her wine, gathered her belongings and walked away.

Now... Milton, Georgia's Police Captain says that case has prompted them to re-evaluate a case there.

The case involves the death of Atlanta club owner Dean Riopelle, who died in September 2013.

He was dating Tichelman at the time of his death.

Riopelle's death was ruled as an accidental overdose from heroin and alcohol and was not investigated as suspicious at the time.

In a phone interview, a former bandmate says he doesn't buy it.

“He was in no way, shape or form any kind of user of heroine or drugs or anything. I'm a pot smoker, and he would always get on me about smoking pot, it's not good for you, he was really health conscious and Dean, doing heroin? No freakin' way,” said Allen Vine, Riopelle’s former bandmate.

Riopelle died just two months before Hayes, the Google Exec.

Tichelman appeared in court Wednesday in Santa Cruz, California on charges in Hayes' death.

+She has not entered a plea.

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