Monday, April 30, 2012
Jeffrey Locker and Kenneth Minor on 48 Hours
at 12:56 PM
This has to be one of the most bizarre stories I have seen since writing this blog for seven years! Jeffrey Locker was found stabbed to death in Harlem, and what police uncovered in the search for the killer was bizarre. Video footage quickly lead them to Kenneth Minor as their suspect and murderer, but Minor's story was like a twisted nightmare like no other I have ever heard!
Minor claimed that Locker asked him to kill him because he was involved in a ponzi scheme and was in serious financial trouble. Minor said that Locker wanted to be murdered so his family could collect on his insurance policies. According to 48 Hours, his insurance policies totaled a staggering twelve million dollars.
When I watched Minor tell his story, I have to admit, I was going back and forth like a ship rocking: I believe him here, he's lying here, and then I didn't know what to think. I had to absorb everything to make sense of it all. As with many cases, the truth and lies are often blended together, and I suspect that is the case here.
Clearly, Minor has no remorse for what he did, and would have no problem killing a man for money. We can see he went out to cash in immediately. He also hit me as someone who could lie to anyone without worry. I wonder if he is pathological.
In the end, I personally do not believe Minor's version of events that Locker plunged himself into a knife that Minor held. I think that was a story concocted by Minor to say it was suicide, and only suicide--thinking he could get off. I believe Minor outright stabbed Locker, but I also believe that Locker did have a plan and wanted to be murdered because of the evidence uncovered by police--specifically the email from Locker's son and the bizarre behavior of Locker's wife and kids when the police alerted them about his death.
You can't write fiction this crazy. You simply can't!
48 Hours reported that during Minor's trial, no one from the Locker's immediate family came to the trial. The Lockers haven't done any interviews about this story at all, which I find suspect. If their beloved Jeffrey was killed by a stranger, without their knowledge, you would think they would want justice and would want to call out a liar, but they don't. They keep out of the public eye, and have pursued the insurance money.
How I would love to see Jeffrey's widow speak about this!!!
48 Hours also mentioned that Jeffrey's wife is suing one insurance company for $4 million dollars. The other company that issued $8 million dollar policy refused to release if they paid the Lockers or not. I suspect by that statement alone that they did pay, and that combined with the fact Mrs. Locker is only suing the company, supports that, too.
Can you imagine allowing your husband to get "murdered" so you can live a rich life?
How creepy is that?