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Two men die of heroin overdoses with the same escort; sex worker claims she’s not a serial killer, thought dead Google exec had passed out

A former escort convicted in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive told her side of the story to KSBW,  three days before she would be indicted on murder charges for the heroin overdose of yet another man, her ex-boyfriend.

Both men died in 2013, about two months apart.

31-year-old Alix Tichelman, dubbed the “Call Girl Killer,” said the death of Google executive Forrest Hayes, aboard his yacht in a Santa Cruz, California, harbor upset her, adding that she hoped he had merely passed out, citing “wishful thinking.”

“When he fell unconscious, I did try to revive him to no avail, and I was very upset,” Tichelman told KSBW via a Skype interview.

Tichelman served nearly three years at the Santa Cruz County Jail for the death of Hayes, a married father of five, after pleading guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs, The Mercury News reports. She was released about a year ago and deported back to her native Canada.

Authorities reported that Hayes, 51, hired the woman through the website Seeking Arrangement, in anticipation of sex and drugs the night he died, though Tichelman tells a different story.

“He was very adamant about doing the drugs,” Tichelman told KSBW, adding that it was her second encounter with Hayes. “Despite what police say, we never had sex, he wasn’t interested in that. He was more interested in partying.”

A surveillance video reportedly captured Tichelman nonchalantly stepping over the victim’s body after officials say she shot Hayes up with a fatal dose of heroin. She could then be seen lowering the blinds in the yacht while police say she casually downed a swig of wine, before leaving the scene without calling 911, CBS San Francisco reports.

“That’s not the case at all, I was in a complete panic,” Tichelman argued to KSBW. “I was inebriated, I was on Valium, I had injected myself first. It looked to me like he was still breathing and it looked like he had passed out, and I know that in the past I’ve done drugs, and not woken up until 24 hours later and so I figured it was something like that…which was wishful thinking.”

Tichelman said in the interview that she wasn’t aware Hayes “had been drinking and taking Valium” before her arrival, claiming that she thought the Google exec was sober. The convicted felon added that if she had known; “I would have never let him take the drugs.”

“I wish I could go back and change what happened but I can’t and that’s something that I have to live with and something that his family has to live with,” Tichelman, who said she’s now sober with a “normal job” in Canada, continued.

In September 2013, about two months before the killing of Hayes, Tichelman’s ex-boyfriend, 53-year-old Dean Riopelle, also died of a heroin overdose. On June 25, a Georgia district attorney announced that the woman was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges in his death, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

“Tichelman’s case here in Fulton County is still active and open, and the District Attorney’s Office will be working with Canadian authorities to arrest and extradite Tichelman back to the United States to face those charges,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard wrote in a press release, according to KSBW.

[Feature photo: Alix Tichelman, Santa Cruz Police Department]