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Pro tennis referee accused of killing her 82-year-old husband

August 21, 2012 | 10:08 am

A high-ranking referee on the U.S. professional tennis circuit was arrested in New York City on Tuesday in connection with the slaying of her 82-year-old husband in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles police said.

Police said the death was initially considered an accident after it was reported on April 17 that Alan Frederick Goodman fell down stairs. But a coroner's investigation determined that the injuries were not consistent with a fall, LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman. 

Now, police said they believe that Lois Goodman, 70, killed her husband.

Authorities said it has been difficult to track down Goodman because she travels frequently for weeks at a time. They learned that she she was scheduled to be in New York for the U.S. Open, where qualifying matches for next week's matches are underway. She was arresting while having breakfast Tuesday morning, Neiman said.

No other details about the case were available.


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