“Alpha Dog” Gets Life In Prison For Kidnap And Murder

February 7, 2010

California (ChattahBox) – Jesse James Hollywood, the man whose case inspired the movie ‘Alpha Dog’, has been sentenced to life without parole.

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.



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