'Preppy Killer' Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Robert Chambers faces nearly 20 years in state prison
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
Robert Chambers is flanked by members of the NYPD in New York, after he was arrested in an undercover drug sting that found he was selling drugs at his Manhattan home, police said.   (AP Photo/Newsday, Charles Eckert)
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(Newser) – “Preppy killer” Robert Chambers pleaded guilty today to dealing cocaine from his Manhattan apartment, the New York Daily News reports. He also confessed to assaulting a police officer during his October arrest and faces nearly 20 years in state prison. Chambers gained national infamy in the 1980s after his “rough sex murder” of former girlfriend Jennifer Levin.

"What goes around comes around," a police commented on the case. "Maybe this will give Levin's family some peace—it killed them to think he was just bouncing around, dealing and hurting other people's kids."