“Alpha Dog” Gets Life In Prison For Kidnap And Murder
February 7, 2010
Hollywood was convicted with four others in the kidnap and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz.
Markowitz was the half-brother of Benjamin Markowitz, who had a feud with drug dealer Hollywood over a $1,200 debt.
Hollywood and several others kidnapped Markowitz, and after a liberal use of drugs and alcohol took him to a motel.
While there, Hollywood called Ryan Hoyt, who was in debt to the drug dealer. He then gave Hoyt a gun and ordered him to “take care of” the fifteen-year-old boy.
Later, after his arrest, Hoyt was quoted as saying: “All I did was kill him.”
Hollywood fled the country with his pregnant girlfriend, and was found five years later in Brazil.
He has been given life without parole for the murder.