SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Jesse James Hollywood faces death
or life in prison as the penalty phase begins in his trial for the kidnapping and murder of a 15-year-old boy in a dispute over drug
money owed by his half-brother.
The proceedings are scheduled to start Monday in Superior Court in the killing that inspired the movie "Alpha Dog."
The 29-year-old Hollywood was convicted last week for the 2000 murder of Nicholas Markowitz.
Prosecutors say Hollywood snatched the boy from a San Fernando
Valley street in the escalating dispute.
Hollywood says he took the boy but denies ordering his death. Four other men also were convicted.
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