Robert Chambers Jr. is an American criminal and convicted killer.
He was born on September 25, 1966, in New York City to Robert Chambers Sr. and Phyllis Chambers.
His father was a videocassette distributor and his mother worked as a private nurse, once treating a young John F. Kennedy Jr. for bronchitis arranging a play date for him and Robert.
The family lived in a working-class section of Queens before moving to the Upper East Side when Chambers’ parents divorced.
Chambers became known as the Preppy Killer after the August 26, 1986, strangulation death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City’s Central Park, for which he was originally charged with second-degree murder.
He was convicted of killing Levin and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Chambers was released on parole in 2003 but was later sent back to prison for drug-related charges.
In prison, Chambers was reportedly assaulted by other inmatee and learned to navigate the prison system. He is still in jail on drug-related charges.
Chambers’ story has been covered extensively in the media, with many articles and documentaries exploring his privileged upbringing and the circumstances surrounding Levin’s death.
Robert Chambers parents
Chambers was born in New York City on September 25, 1966, to Robert Chambers, Sr. and Phyllis Chambers.
His father was a videocassette distributor, and his mother worked as a private nurse.
Chambers was raised by his mother, Phyllis, who emigrated from County Leitrim in Ireland to New York City.
The family initially lived in a working-class section of Queens before moving to the Upper East Side after Chambers’ parents divorced
Chambers’ mother, Phyllis, worked as a nurse and had notable experiences in her career.
She once treated a young John F. Kennedy Jr. for bronchitis and even arranged a play date for him and Robert.
Despite not being affluent, Phyllis worked to provide for Chambers’ attendance at prestigious prep schools on the Upper East Side, with the assistance of scholarships.
It is worth noting that Robert Chambers gained notoriety as the “Preppy Killer” after the strangulation death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City’s Central Park in 1986.
He was originally charged with second-degree murder for this crime.