Sex, Lies, and Videotape: NYC's Obsession With 1986 Robert Chambers Trial
November 10, 2019
In 1986, New York City logged more than 1,500 homicides, but the media was fixated on just one. In August, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin's partially nude body was found in Central Park. The prime suspect was 20-year-old Robert Chambers. His physical appearance and private school upbringing garnered him the nickname 'The Preppy Killer.' But it wasn't just the suspect's good looks that made this case so sensational. Claims of rough sex and a shocking video had the public on the edge of their seats.