Tennis umpire cheers, cries after release
Hours after murder charges were dismissed, tennis umpire Lois Goodman raised her right leg so that a bail bonds official could cut the black electronic monitoring device from her ankle.
With the ankle bracelet removed, Goodman raised both of her hands and let out a cheer. She then began to clap.
Asked how it felt, Goodman responded:
"Still expensive," she joked, an apparent reference to legal costs.
Sitting in a chair at the Sherman Oaks office of one of her attorneys, Goodman choked up as she remembered her husband.
"I didn't do anything. I would never hurt my husband," Goodman said, her eyes filling with tears. "I loved him and I was his caretaker, and he came first and then I came second."
After news broke that she had been freed Friday, she said calls have been pouring in from "all over the United States--you know (from) friends that I have worked with--all so so happy."
So happy, Goodman said they cried.
Now, she added: "I want my old life back."
-- Andrew Khouri