U.S. Open Tennis Umpire Lois Goodman Allegedly Murdered Husband

Aug 11, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Varvara Lepchenko (USA) serves against Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) during the third round of the WTA 2012 Rogers Cup at Stade Uniprix. Wozniacki defeated Lepchenko 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE

Lois Goodman, a high ranking tennis umpire, was arrested in New York on Tuesday for allegedly bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in mid-April.

Lois Goodman, a high ranking tennis umpire, was arrested in New York on Tuesday for allegedly bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in mid-April according to the LA Times. Goodman, 70, was in town to referee the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Goodman told Los Angeles police that her husband, Alan Goodman, died after falling down the stairs in their Woodland Hills home on April 17, but now prosecutors are telling a different story. The police stated that Goodman's injuries were more consistent with an attack than a fall, and the coroner's office supported that statement. A warrant for her arrest was issued on August 14.

Goodman has been a tennis umpire since the 1970s and prosecutors knew she'd be in New York for the U.S. Open, set to begin Monday. She is awaiting extradition to L.A. and prosecutors are asking that her bail is set at $1 million.

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