New York City: No Sex, Only Death

"No Sex, Only Death"

The defendant, Robert Chambers, 21, is 6 ft. 4 in. and 220 lbs. His victim, Jennifer Levin, 18, was 5 ft. 7 in. and 120 lbs. Yet when Chambers was arrested for killing Levin in August 1986, he claimed that the girl's death was her own fault: she hurt him so badly during a kinky sex act, said Chambers, that he inadvertently struck her, crushing her windpipe. Chambers had met Levin in an Upper East Side bar; later they went to Central Park, where her battered, partially nude body was discovered. The "preppie murder" drew national attention to underage drinking and...