News 'Preppy Killer' Robert Chambers: Where Is He Now?

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  1. dawg

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    Sometimes i have trouble playing CBS videos embedded here. If you have trouble copy and paste this link
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    August 20, 2016, 10:00 PM|To mark the 30th anniversary of a case that made national headlines, "48 Hours" broadcasts the only interview with "Preppy Killer" Robert Chambers.




    It was a shocking crime that first made headlines in New York City – and then quickly spread across the nation.

    In August 1986, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin was found by a cyclist in Central Park. She had been strangled. Arrested for the crime: Robert Chambers, a handsome 20-year-old who had attended several prep schools and spent a semester at Boston University.

    The case was soon dubbed "The Preppy Murder" and became a daily fixture in newspapers and on tabloid television.

    Chambers was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter. His defense argued that Levin's death had occurred during "rough sex."



    Chambers' Life Today


    After the jury deadlocked, Chambers pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison. He was released in 2003 – but soon found himself in trouble again.

    After holding a series of odd jobs, he was arrested for selling drugs out of his New York apartment. In 2008, he was sentenced to 19 years in jail. His earliest release date from prison is Jan. 25, 2024

    Meanwhile, Levin's family has moved forward. Her mother, Ellen Levin, has become a noted victims advocate to help other families deal with their grief.

    Still, the family still mourns the loss of the vivacious, bright 18-year-old. "I think [about] what Jennifer might be doing, what she would look like," her mother, Ellen Levin, told PEOPLE after Chambers was released. "I think about the grandchildren I won't have. Her dream was to be a designer, but that's gone now. And all that loss runs deep."

    Thirty years after the murder, the Reelz channel revisits the crime in its docuseries Murder Made Me Famous. In Saturday night's episode, many key players in the case speak out – some for the first time in decades.

    Murder Made Me Famous combines reenactments, exclusive interviews and never-before-seen photos and video to tell the story of infamous murderers. The show is hosted by PEOPLE Senior Writer Steve Helling.



    http://www.reelz.com/murder/

    http://www.people.com/article/robert-chambers-murder-made-me-famous-anniversary
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    So interesting that if you don't get justice in the first trial (i.e. short sentence) don't worry they will screw up on something else and be back in prison again. Same thing with OJ.
     
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    I watched the show on this. Really interesting. I remember growing up in the 80s and reading the NY papers when it happened. I never understood why he killed her.
     
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    He got more time for drugs than he did for murder.
     
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    After holding a series of odd jobs, he was arrested for selling drugs out of his New York apartment. In 2008, he was sentenced to 19 years in jail. His earliest release date from prison is Jan. 25, 2024
     
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    This guy?
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I saw the original "he's out" show (this may have been a repeat recently) and his smugness and bullshit came through loud and clear. Total sociopath.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    OJ effect
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    denied him the poon, probably few had before, he was drunk, and after she scratched his pretty face resisting he probably flipped out on her.
     
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    "Sex Play Got Rough" was the headline in the daily news that week, we had a house in seaside heights that week and pinned it to the wall
     
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    Seaside?? Pshaw! Disgracia!
     
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    So he's still in jail> Good, that's all I wanna know

    Spoiled shitbag
     
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    I was young, I didn't know. :depressed:
     
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    yeah he lasted a few short years free then went back for drugs
     
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