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Jesse Rugge

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Jesse Rugge
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BornJesse Taylor Rugge
(1979-11-10) November 10, 1979 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
🏡 ResidenceCalifornia
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Involvement in the murder of Nicholas Markowitz.

Jesse Taylor Rugge (born November 10, 1979) is one of the former members of Jesse James Hollywood's gang that helped in the kidnap and murder of Nicholas Markowitz.[1][2]

His trial started in April 2002.[3] He was the getaway driver when Nicholas was abducted, and was in charge of watching him during his kidnapping. Right before the murder, Rugge tied Nicholas' hands together and put duct tape over his mouth, and afterward helped Ryan Hoyt bury the body.[2] In September 2002 Rugge was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after seven years.[4] Rugge was incarcerated in Avenal State Prison for his part in Nicholas Markowitz's murder. In 2006, his parole was denied.[citation needed]

Seven years later, Rugge was up for parole again. Susan Markowitz, mother of Nicholas Markowitz, started a petition to try to have Rugge's parole denied. However, on July 2, 2013, Jesse Rugge was granted parole, and was released from prison on October 24, 2013.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

In the film Alpha Dog he is portrayed as the character Frankie Ballenbacher by actor and musician Justin Timberlake.[2]


  1. Scheeres, Julia. "Jesse James Hollywood, drug dealer orders murder and flees". Crime Library. Courtroom Television Network LLC. Archived from the original on 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2007-06-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Uehlinger, Tim (April 12, 2006). "The long hunt for Jesse James Hollywood". Dateline. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  3. Guccione, Jean (September 25, 2002). "22-Year-Old Is Sentenced to Life in Teen's Kidnap-Slaying". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  4. Guccione, Jean (September 25, 2002). "Los Angeles; 22-Year-Old Gets Life in Valley Teen's Kidnap-Slaying". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  5. KEYT. "Accomplice In Markowitz Killing Freed".

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