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Real-Life 'Alpha Dog' -- Murderer

7/8/2009 7:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Justin Timberlake movie "Alpha Dog" finally has an ending ... the guy it was based on was just convicted of the kidnap and murder of the kid who died in the movie.

Alpha Dog Murderer
Today a jury decided Jesse James Hollywood was the mastermind behind 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz's death, which happened in West Hills, CA back in August of 2000. He was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Hollywood could get the death penalty.

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cherryblossoms    

I dont know the whole story about that and I havent seen the movie but I've heard little things anyways anyone that hurts someone potentially or worse like this guy did and has no conscience or no heart are psycho and deserve to be in prison forever and ever. At least their will finally be justice since their isnt always.

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Patti    

Im from the area, my nephews were frineds of Nick. Nick was a great kid and Jessy deserves the death penalty. RIP Nick and rot in hell JJH

1831 days ago
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Alibaba    

Good and I hope he burns in hell!

1831 days ago
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starstuff    

--> TMZ...it is now ok to use the names Jesse James Hollywood and Nick Markowitz. If it's easier for you, you can also use the names Johnny Truelove and Zack Mazursky....we'll get it.

1831 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

ROT IN HELL JESSE JAMES HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1831 days ago
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ambin    

rent the movie. it's really good, and Justin did a great job, but its also disturbing.

1831 days ago
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jenny    

The murder happened in Santa Barbara, not in West Hills.

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PEPSI Generation    

The news core has shot to hell any real news storys with thier open war on MJ.NOT His kids WTF meds but not a wrod about the LUPUS and PEPIS wounds that put him in a state of pain for life.HOW many people use meds MILLIONs but they say dope not his kids and make up smit faster than a runaway fight train full of free gravie for the jewishwood mofia.Killed his image long before the person PEPSI was hired to F him up and the mob sent in brats to play games on him for a payday.BUT DEBBIE out thought H-wood `SS and gave him a life after all.MASTER MINDED IT and it is still working after 50 years of attempts to rid yourself for MJ

1831 days ago
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West Hills Mother    

Justice Prevails. Nick once again and always R.I.P. You will always be remembered. I am so happy for you Mom and Dad. Finally a little rest and peace. To you Jesse James Hollywood you were and are a small man and thought you could lie to a jry of your peers. Testiminy after testimony proved you were a liar. Go to death row and rot..... My only wish is that the State would start implementing death on death row. The sooner you are gone the better the world will be.

1831 days ago
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Lanie    

I hope he lands in the same place as Ryan Hoyt - the one who actually killed Nick... I hope he gets the DP - anything less would be tragic. Without Jesse James Hollywood - Nick would be alive today.

1831 days ago
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Mark Proctor    

Burn Baby Burn... You worthless piece of crap. What a senseless death. Karma is a bitch.

1831 days ago
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Ronnie B.    

It took forever for this guy to get sentenced. I forgot about him.

1831 days ago
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ly9512    

Jesse James Hollywood? What a name!

1831 days ago
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MJ fan    

Don't drop the soap!!!!!

1831 days ago
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who gives a shit    

Should get the death penalty but in California even if he get's it he will probably die of old age first. Send him to San Quentin next to Scott Peterson!!!

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