Trial begins next week in ‘assisted suicide’
A Manhattan Supreme Court trial is set to begin Monday for an East Harlem resident who admitted to the 2009 stabbing death of a Long Island man — but then claimed it was actually an assisted suicide.
After being arrested, Kenneth Minor, 36, told police that the stabbing was an assisted suicide that he’d pre-arranged with the victim, Jeffrey Locker, 52, of Woodmere. Minor may ask a judge to exclude his confession next week before the trial begins, DNAinfo reported.
At the time of his death, Locker — a motivational speaker who gave workshops on dealing with stress, frustration and anxiety in the workplace — was allegedly heavily in debt and had purchased a $20 million life insurance plan several weeks before being killed.