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DA’s Office Honors Susan and Jeff Markowitz with Citizen of Courage Award

Acting District Attorney Ann Bramsen, left, presents a Citizen of Courage Award on Friday to Susan and Jeff Markowitz, whose 15-year-old son, Nicholas, was kidnapped and shot to death in the hills above Santa Barbara in August 2000. Jesse James Hollywood, convicted as the mastermind behind the crime, was sentenced to life in prison. The Markowitz family said they remain determined to transform the tragedy into a lesson and to continue to tell their story.

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