WOODBURY - A man accused of killing a motivational speaker from Long Island was sentenced to 20 years to life.

Kenneth Minor was sentenced this morning for stabbing Jeffrey Locker to death in 2009.

Minor claims the North Woodmere man paid him to do it. He says Locker wanted his family to be able to collect insurance money.

Minor tried to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter but a jury declared it was murder.