SANTA BARBARA, California – Jesse James Hollywood has been convicted of the kidnap and murder of a 15-year-old boy that inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."
A Santa Barbara jury on Wednesday also found the 29-year-old Hollywood guilty after deliberating for about four days.
Prosecutors say Hollywood orchestrated the kidnapping and eventual killing of Nicholas Markowitz in August 2000 because the teen's half brother owed a drug debt.
Nicholas was taken to Santa Barbara and held for several days before he was shot and buried in a shallow grave. Four others have been convicted in connection with the crime.