There, she was spotted with thenyear-old Robert Chambers, who she reportedly left the bar with in the wee hours of the following morning. Just a few hours later, Jennifer was found cut, bruised, bitten, and strangled to death in Central Park near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Robert was ultimately charged, tried, and found guilty of killing Jennifer, whose death is today referred to as the "Preppy Murder" due to the upper-class status of both the victim and her killer. His trial was widely publicized and the gruesome details became considered common knowledge. But a new five-part docuseries airing on AMC and Sundance TV this week promises to reveal new information including evidence that was deemed "inadmissible" during Robert's trial that the public was never privy to
Robert Chambers Is Still in Jail, But Not For The 'Preppy Murder'
What Happened To Robert Chambers, The Man Behind 'The Preppy Murder'? | True Crime Buzz
It's the first crime I remember. I can't remember now exactly how I learned the details of her death, they were just everywhere that year—on the cover of the Post and Daily News at newsstands, on the incessant evening news promos during the shows I watched. They'd walked into Central Park, where Jennifer died. She was discovered at dawn by a cyclist, her clothes torn and her body bearing the clear marks of a violent struggle. Chambers was arrested a few hours later—the police didn't have to look far for the obvious suspect. Multiple people had seen Chambers and Levin leave the bar together and their friends knew the two of them had been seeing each other, casually, that summer. Chambers claimed they had walked into Central Park, found a patch of lawn across the East drive from the Metropolitan Museum, and then engaged in consensual rough sex.
What Happened To Robert Chambers, The Man Behind 'The Preppy Murder'?
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From the outside, Robert Chambers looked like an All-American hero. Chambers had been the last person seen with the teen at the bar in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. He was very smooth, he was very bright. He had absolutely no mercy for Jennifer.