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March 24, 1988
A New York jury considering murder charges against a prep school graduate accused of strangling a young woman in Central Park ended a seventh day of deliberations with the judge telling them: "We'll do everything we can to aid you in reaching a verdict." Supreme Court Justice Howard E. Bell implored panel members to ask questions or request any additional information they might need. Robert Chambers, 21, has been charged with murdering Jennifer Levin, 18, on Aug. 26, 1986.
August 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The "preppie killer," who served 15 years behind bars for strangling a woman in Central Park during what he said was rough sex, is headed back to prison for 19 years. Robert Chambers pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance and assault on a police officer. He and his girlfriend were arrested in October 2007 in an undercover sting at their Manhattan apartment on charges of dealing cocaine. His girlfriend pleaded guilty last December. Chambers, now 41, became tabloid fodder in 1986 after the death of Jennifer Levin, 18, a graduate of the exclusive Baldwin School.
March 8, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Clytia Chambers, a retired public relations executive who turned a newsletter about exotic fruit into the bimonthly magazine Fruit Gardener, died Feb. 20 of complications related to old age at a Pasadena care facility, said her husband, Robert Chambers. She was 84. Published by California Rare Fruit Growers, an organization of amateur horticulturists, the magazine debuted in a slicker format in 1990.
November 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
"Preppie Killer" Robert Chambers, who served 15 years for killing a young woman during a tryst in Central Park, was arrested on a drug charge, authorities said Wednesday. Chambers, 38, was freed on $1,000 bail Wednesday after being arraigned on two misdemeanors: drug possession and driving with a suspended license. The court complaint said the license was suspended in May when Chambers failed to answer a summons for running a red light. He was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop.
February 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" who strangled a young woman during a tryst in New York's Central Park in 1986, was released from prison Friday after serving his full 15-year sentence for manslaughter. Wearing a red sweater and green pants, Chambers, now 36, ignored reporters as he walked out of prison. Chambers admitted strangling Jennifer Levin, an 18-year-old he had met at a trendy bar in New York City.
December 7, 1997 | John Henken
These discs together reveal a generation of choral change. Much esteemed in its day, the Robert Russell Bennett arrange- ments of 17 traditional carols on "Many Moods," a 1963 reissue, now sound almost comically inflated--bright, brassy and self-conscious--particularly in comparison with the contemplative "Angels on High," which is all soft sophistication. "Angels" contains luminous accounts of Morten Lauridsen's "O magnum mysterium," Britten's "Hymn to the Virgin" and Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria."
August 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Robert Chambers asked a court today to enter a $25-million judgment against him on behalf of the parents of Jennifer Levin, the young woman he strangled in Central Park in the "preppie murder" case two years ago. The request was filed in state Supreme Court by his attorney, Brian O'Dwyer, who said in court papers that he had advised Chambers against the move.
April 18, 1988
The parents and grandparents of a teen-age girl strangled by a prep school graduate in New York's Central Park lit candles in her memory at a vigil for crime victims, two days after her killer was sentenced. The slain teen-ager's sister arrived at the Manhattan church vigil holding her 2-month-old daughter, who was named after the aunt she will never know.
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