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Alleged prostitute pleads not guilty

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

Alix Tichelman (left) confers with public defender Athena Reis Wednesday in Superior Court in Santa Cruz where she pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter of Google exec aboard his yacht. Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian

SANTA CRUZ — The woman who allegedly injected a lethal amount of heroin into a Silicon Valley executive on his yacht before cleaning up and leaving pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Santa Cruz County Judge Timothy Volkmann denied a request to release Alix Tichelman, 26, on her own recognizance, or to lower her $1.5 million bail.

She is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 20.

The brief court appearance was attended by a horde of print and television journalists, and by Tichelman’s father, mother and sister, all of whom declined to comment on their way out of court.

For the complete article see the 07-16-2014 issue.

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