EXCLUSIVE: ‘Preppy Killer’ Robert Chambers sits down with DailyMail.com and reveals he’s married to woman who stood by him during his 1988 murder trial – and says he’s ‘just trying to get a job’ after being freed for a second time

Incarcerated, Robert Chambers, also known as the ‘Preppy Killer’, has finally opened up after completing his second prison term. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.Com, he disclosed that he has tied the knot with his former love interest, Shawn Kovell, who supported him throughout his trial for murder in 1988.

Chambers, 56, who is also referred to as ‘The Central Park Stranger’, was imprisoned for the initial time in 2003 for confessing to the unintentional killing of Jennifer Levin, 18, in 1986.

The incident that occurred later claimed it was an accident during a session of intense sexual activity. On the East Side of Upper Manhattan, Levin, a 19-year-old who belonged to the same upper-class social circles as the killer, met the pair at Red Hand Dorrian’s bar. Afterward, they found Levin, who was partially undressed, behind the Metropolitan Art Central Park. The killer then strangled Levin.

He will be under parole until 2028. After being convicted for drug and assault offenses, he was released from Shawangunk Correctional Facility in New York on July 25, 2023. However, he was once again apprehended in 2007.

‘On a daily basis’, the burden of guilt and consequences he faces trouble him, as he expressed in his first interview since being released from his second prison sentence, as reported by DailyMail.Com.

When Chambers spoke to Dailymail.Com, he was clutching an envelope with written notes on it and had just returned from a probationary meeting, following the suspension of his license by the Academy of Political Science Membership for the release of ID and the record of COVID vaccine membership.

“I finished my drugs and violence class during my freshman year,” he mentioned during lunch, while devouring a cheeseburger and a diet coke. “And I came to the realization that I had to stay occupied in order to stay away from any mischief.”

‘After obtaining my legal research certificate, I pursued a paralegal degree and provided legal assistance to fellow inmates in need.

I’ve never had trouble getting caught or realizing anything, as my mother has always told me to volunteer and do my work.

During that period, I was fairly young. Amidst it all, I had family and friends who presented me with employment opportunities and had to confront narcotics for the very first time.

‘It didn’t affect me and I can handle this. After 15 years inside. I thought I can handle this. I’m living in Manhattan, I figured if I’m paying bills.’

I’m gonna be okay to go to work on Monday, I can get high, I can drink, I started to believe in my own hype, so.

The police are arresting you for selling drugs, and they have no idea how you got involved in this mess. They are banging on your door, and you wake up four years later. You go to sleep and start getting high, but it’s a living hell.

How did I get here? I’m sitting here saying that I’m a madman, sitting there saying that I was 19 years old when it goes back to that evening.

‘When I was 36 years old, I became a prisoner. Then, I am supposed to make life like this? I’m not really sure who I am.’

I know very well what I do. I can roll joints really well and smoke them. I am in prison, but I wake up and roll joints really well. I am a prisoner again, but now I am out. It’s my life. I live with it and let it take me, but don’t let it burden me.

‘Stop incessantly discussing it and exacerbating an already overwhelming responsibility because I can only bear so much before I collapse.

I’m not really a mythical creature. Let me know if I can do this. If I fail, you can always send me back to an empty prison. I am responsible for my own actions and can make my own decisions.

Shawn Kovell, his current spouse, accompanied him during his subsequent imprisonment, where he received a 19-year sentence in 2007 for running a cocaine and heroin enterprise from a Manhattan flat. Chambers also verified his marital status.

At the time of his second arrest, when authorities attempted to place him in handcuffs, he resisted arrest for the felony charges. He was 41 years of age.

Kovell is understood to have regularly visited him during his second imprisonment, as he traveled by bus to upstate and served jail time after the drug bust.

Chambers has been assigned to a halfway house in New York State after being released on Tuesday from the Shawangunk Correctional Facility, but he has not yet had the opportunity to visit any of his family members.

To avoid the publicity of the case, he expressed a strong desire to shield his family and mentioned that he would refrain from making additional remarks. Moreover, he expressed astonishment that none of their acquaintances attended their wedding, as stated by the perpetrator who has been found guilty.

Chambers, who pleaded guilty in July 2005, received a 100-day sentence after being arrested following a traffic stop for possession of heroin and cocaine.

He said that he was “unaware” of the various movies, books, and documentaries about his crime, and that he doesn’t pay attention to it.

The former adolescent drug addict confessed that during the initial interrogation, detectives stated that there would be “no intention while under the influence” and that “if drugs were being consumed during the incident, it could potentially mitigate the consequences.” He also acknowledged that he received an opportunity for a fresh start from the detectives.

According to Chambers DailyMail.Com, when asked by the police if he was intoxicated, he informed them that he had only consumed two shots and two beers at the infamous Upper East Side bar.

I simply responded to the inquiry. I was without any relatives by my side. I did not possess a legal representative accompanying me. As a result, everyone became upset. However, I was being honest. “I disclosed a potential defense that could have been utilized,” he stated.

Everyone said, “Why didn’t you take the stand at trial?” I didn’t have it. I was interviewed by multiple police officers, detectives, and a district attorney for 14 hours. I just told them what happened if they didn’t like it. It was fine.

He knows that he was spoiled when he was growing up, so now he wants to pay for his own phone bill and feel normal. He said that he wants to pay for his wants just like everyone else, but he also knows that the convicted killer needs to be paid.

The convicted murderer stated, “Regrettably, this is something that I committed. It was not deliberate.

‘However, I am still accountable, so it’s something I strive to manage on a daily basis.

I try to do one positive thing for myself and others. Yeah, I don’t know if someone else knows anything positive or not. If positive things come, I will try to stay positive and encourage myself to stay positive.

Chambers expressed uncertainty about whether he will ever “deserve the privilege” to request their forgiveness and “does not wish to inflict any additional suffering” when questioned about the Levin family.

On August 26, 1986, Jennifer Levin, an 18-year-old cyclist, was found dead by a passerby in Park Central. She had been heading away from college just a few weeks prior.

Soon after the suspects were identified, a citywide manhunt began and the police arrived at the scene, shutting down all tunnels and bridges in Manhattan.

Unknown to them at that moment, the individual accountable was seated close by and observing this entire sequence of events.

The police went to the same house on the same day where they found scratches on her face that were similar to the ones on Levin’s neck, indicating that she handed over her killer’s pry bar.

Unfortunately, I don’t think it matters what I do, if there’s always attention given to both the Levin family and mine,’ Chambers said.

“The Levins family, at the same level as my family, are individuals affected by my actions, but not compelled to bear the weight of victimhood. What pains me the most is that they were the ones who were coerced.”

Essentially, they lost track of their son. However, I am not the same person, they can find me in this place. The Levins, their daughter, went astray.

Regardless of the situation, I hope that nobody in history has to go through losing a parent as a child again. I hate speaking from personal experience, knowing what they’re going through.

I can’t really speak for them, but I can imagine that there’s a lot of pain involved in taking on the role of the victim and coming to court to listen and watch the discussions and gossip about the subject.

‘I don’t care. It’s important to me to say something if I understand that you’re going to say it. I want people to understand that. I don’t want that for anyone. I don’t want that. I caused that and.’

However, I believe it is important for me to understand that my actions have consequences, just like everyone else, and to stop blaming others for the outcomes.

Proceed forward and extend your well wishes to the Levins. It’s indeed an unfortunate circumstance, and he will make every effort to express that. Let’s assume my father becomes aware of it, although I may not be aware of the remarks made by people.

‘It is a consistent source of pain for me, as I worry that the Levin family might accidentally hear something about Jennifer that is completely false. This is where the pain lies.’

I can only take so much, being a human that I am, whether misunderstood or considered a monster. Don’t judge me and look at me fine when people do. I don’t want that and that’s always with me.

Stay with me out in public. Adhere to the instructions I’ve given you on probation. I only require a small amount of space to relax. I need to adopt a productive lifestyle in order to live a fulfilling life.

I want to get a driver’s license and save up to buy a car. After that, I will have to find a job and pay my bills. I don’t want to go back to prison, so I need to make sure I have everything in order.

I don’t feel the need to ask for forgiveness for not feeling the right to ask for forgiveness.

“Regrettably, I must assert my entitlement. Allow me to demonstrate my worthiness based on my self-perception.”

Correct that I have a long way to go before I can ever earn even. I’m going to say that I’m going to Levins, I’m not saying that I’m going.

Begin pursuing an MBA in order to enhance my career prospects, in addition to the partially completed Bachelor’s degree and the sign language I learned while incarcerated.

He confessed that he would most likely be demolished, but expressed his eagerness to present a case for discussion before the district attorney’s office in Manhattan. Additionally, he mentioned that he is being encouraged to pursue a law degree.

I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t know how to say whether guilty or not guilty. That’s about it. I don’t want someone’s life in my hands, but I would like a challenge like that.

Until he was granted bail, he claims to have been oblivious to the allegations of his involvement in Levin’s murder, a label he received soon after being nicknamed the ‘Preppy Killer’.

He said, ‘preppy, you’re not preppy,’ they would say when I was released on bail and my friends began visiting me. They asked me if I was aware of the nickname they had given me. The Preppy Killer. And I responded, what are you referring to?

They said, “You’re a slob, not preppy, aren’t you?” I was laughing at the idea that I had to do school boarding and school prep, but everyone was laughing at me. Maybe the killer was slobby.

‘But was I content? No. Because once you acquire a name that’s your designation.’