Preppie killer won't fight $25 million lawsuit

NEW YORK -- Convicted preppie killer Robert Chambers told a judge Wednesday he did not want to fight a $25 million lawsuit filed by the parents of Jennifer Levin, saying 'my only hope is for the nightmare to end.'

The motion filed at state Supreme Court in Manhattan will result in a default judgment against the imprisoned Chambers, 21, meaning he will lose all of his assets for life to satisfy the $25 million claim.


Chambers' attorney, Brian O'Dwyer, said he advised him against the move but the prep school graduate insisted.

In a handwritten letter to the court, Chambers said, 'My only wish is for the nightmare to end for both families and friends. I do not wish the Levins to endure any more pain.'

The return address on the letter was Great Meadows Correctional Facility in Comstock, N.Y., where Chambers is serving a 5- to 15-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction.

Chambers, who initially claimed he accidently killed Levin, 18, during rough sex in Central Park, tearfully interrupted jury deliberations in his second-degree murder trial in March to plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

The divorced parents of Levin, who also attended some of the most exclusive schools in the New York area, on July 22 filed a $25 million lawsuit against Chambers, saying they hoped to use any monies recovered to start a victims' rights fund.


But Chambers, in court documents filed Wednesday, said that lawyers' bills had consumed all of his assets.

However, he said he hoped his decision not to fight the suit would 'be seen to others as a symbol of the genuine sorrow he felt about the death of Jennifer Levin, and he knew it would live with him every day and hour of his life.'

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