WOODBURY - The trial for a man accused of murdering a motivational speaker from Long Island is set to begin today.

Kenneth Minor is charged with stabbing Woodmere's Jeffrey Locker to death in 2009.

Minor claims it was an assisted suicide and say Locker wanted his family to be able to collect on insurance money.

Minor offered to plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter but prosecutors say his conduct amounts to murder.