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Nick Markowitz is Murdered (the real murder behind the movie Alpha Dog)

Los Padres National Forest (Santa Barbara Ranger District)
2000-09-09
Nicholas Markowitz (September 19, 1984 - August 9, 2000) was an American teenager who was kidnapped and murdered at the age of 15 after a feud over drug money between his half-brother Benjamin Markowitz and Jesse James Hollywood. Nicholas Markowitz lived in the West Hills, Los Angeles, California area with his mother, Susan, and father, Jeff.

This map location shows approximately where 15 year old Nick Markowitz was murdered the night of August 9th, 2000.

It is a popular hiking and camping area known as Lizard's Mouth overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara.

The murder is factually retold in the movie Alpha Dog which was released in January 2007.
Role Real-life Counterpart
Johnny Truelove (gang leader) Jesse James Hollywood
Frankie "Nuts" Ballenbacher Jesse Rugge
Elvis Schmidt (shooter) Ryan Hoyt
Jake Mazursky (elder half-brother of victim) Benjamin Markowitz
Zach Mazursky (victim) Nicholas Markowitz
Keith Stratten Graham Pressley
Tiko 'TKO' Martinez William Skidmore


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