|Occupation||Author and Motivational Speaker|
|Known for||co-authoring a 1998 self-help book and giving presentations on handling workplace stress.|
Jeffrey Locker was an American self-help author and motivational speaker.
In 2009, Locker hired Kenneth Minor to kill him so his family would collect $18 million in insurance benefits.
Minor claimed that Locker, a married father of three from Long Island, hired him to "do a Kevorkian", help him to commit suicide. Mr. Locker was found dead in his car, in East Harlem, bound and stabbed.
Eventually Federal Judge William Kuntz ruled that the $4 million policy issued by Principal Life Insurance should be voided because Locker had substantially misstated his annual income as $800,000 when, in truth, his gross income at the time was no more than $225,000 and he was deeply in debt.
- Judge cancels $4M life insurance policy – New York Daily News – John Marzulli – June 15, 2012
- Pathologist Testifies in Case of L.I. Speaker's Death – NY Times – March 11, 2011
- Killer of Motivational Speaker in Sentenced – New York Times – April 4, 2011
- Kenneth Minor Appeals Conviction – Huffington Post
- New York Daily News – John Marzulli – June 15, 2012 – supra
- Martinez, Jose (April 4, 2011). "Kenneth Minor, hired killer of motivational speaker Jeffrey Locker, rages over prison sentencing". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- CBS – 48 Hours – Death Wish – Sept. 7, 2013