Guess what? I could never come around to it but a Santa Barbara jury today gave a verdict that many of us would not have concieved ourselves. The Jesse James Hollywood verdict is that the jury found him guilty of first-degree snuffing out life and kidnapping for ordering the snuffing out of Nicholas Markowitz.
The jury in Santa Barbara concluded that Hollywood was the group leader of a group of mostly young teens suburban narcotics users who, when trying to collect a $1,200 debt from Ben Markowitz, kidnapped and later expired his younger stepbrother, Nicholas.
After holding the 15-year-old for a few days, Jesse James Hollywood decided he didn’t want to face charges related to the kidnapping; and he began to envision a plan in which he’d never be found, Nicholas was walked into a park, shot and buried.
Jesse James Hollywood himself was absent from the scene when the incident took place.
If the tragic saga sounds similar, that’s because it was the plot for the 2006 film “Alpha Dog”. This film stars Emile Hirsch as the Hollywood-esque character and Justin Timberlake in the leas roles.
Have you seen the movie or were you following this case? What do you thinnk about it? Let me know below.