Jesse James Hollywood, the ringleader of a group of teenage drug users whose crimes inspired the 2006 film Alpha Dog, was convicted by a Santa Barbara, Calif. jury of kidnapping and murder. Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch costarred in the film, which dramatized the kidnapping in 2000 of Ben Markowitz and the murder of his younger stepbrother, Nicholas. Hollywood, 29, whose lawyer had attempted to block the release of Alpha Dog, fled after the killing and lived as a fugitive for four years before finally being captured in Brazil in 2005. This was his fourth trial. He could face the death penalty.
Jul 9 2009 01:32 AM ET