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'48 Hours Mystery' episode on Jeffrey Locker
"48 Hours Mystery" has an episode Saturday night that I suspect will be of interest to Long Island viewers, and certainly to those who live in North Woodmere, where Jeffrey Locker, 52, lived before his murder in 2009. The body of Locker, a father of three and motivational speaker, was found in Manhattan on July 16, and Kenneth Minor, 38, was collared a little while later. Minor said Locker had paid him to kill him. "48" talks to Minor, who was convicted last year for the murder, and also sent Newsday a transcript of the interview; I posted a piece of it below...(and the transcription is a bit rough, but you can get the idea; "R" refers to Richard Schlesinger, who reported...
15. They hauled in Kenneth Minor. It wasn’t his first brush with the law. He had a record of drug violations and a robbery------...a sad profile that fits many murderers...but Kenneth Minor had a story unlike any other murder suspect. Minor: Nobody wanted to believe me
16. It all started when he met Locker on a street corner in Harlem 10:59:37 R: what did he say?
Minor: He said he was looking for a gun
R: a gun? Minor: Yeah//11:02:03 I asked him what do you want it for and he was quiet for a second, and then he told me. I want you to shoot me.
R: he said it just like that? Minor: Just like that. Death Wish 3 Aronofsky/Barber Feb 17, 2012 NY1: Minor Arrest audio 11:49:00;21 Minor: They came in all gung ho, murder one, robbery, we got you. //you just killed this rich man,//and I just sat there with a smirk on my face like, you know, you have no idea. You know, this is not what happened. 1. For more than 10 hours Kenneth Minor sat in the interrogation room telling police essentially nothing…. 49:00:21
Minor: I mean, how do I broach the situation. How do I even start to open up and tell 'em. 28/56:53 Minor: Who would believe this story? 2. He wanted to explain that Jeffery Locker had asked…in fact practically begged …to be killed. Finally he found what he thought were the right words 29/50:24
Minor: this was a Kevorkian // Stewart: He said this man wanted to do a Kevorkian// 3. Detective Robert Stewart was one of the detectives talking to Minor. 01:25:56;03 Richard: A Kevorkian? A Kevorkian.
R: Like Dr. Kevorkian? Yes. R: The suicide doctor? Exactly. 50:55 ** Minor: I said, // Kevorkian, // do you know what that means? He said, Yeah, suicide. I said, Okay, there you go. Now have a seat.
4. He was ready to tell his story. It began on that street corner in Harlem 10:57:38;08 Minor: I had a real drinkin' problem. 10:58:04;14 And I needed to make a // couple extra dollars. //so I was buyin' drugs / and re-sellin' 'em at a higher price. // And then Mr. Locker pulled up.
5. Locker got out of his car 58:31 You could tell by his body language that he wanted something and he didn't know how to ask for it. 59:16 so I approached him,/ what do you want?
6. Locker, he says, wanted someone to get him a gun. That's when I told him to get get outta here // You gotta be police. Get outta here//11:00:09 // He jumped in the car and he left R: and then what happened? He came back, which impressed me. 01:29:24;08 Stewart: So at that point Kenneth says he leans into the car. And Jeffery Locker tells him, "I want you to shoot me."
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