Murder Charges Dropped Against Tennis Referee Goodman


(November 30, 2012) Murder charges were dropped against tennis referee Lois Ann Goodman in Los Angeles on Friday due to insufficient evidence.  She was accused to killing her husband by beating him with a coffee cup.

Alan Goodman was found dead in the couple’s home in Woodland Hills, California on April 17. Lois Goodman had originally told police at the time that he had fallen down the stairs. She was arrested in New York City, prior to the US Open.

“Because there is an ongoing police and district attorney’s investigation, we will not make any further statements that might compromise that investigation,” a spokeswoman for the district attorney, said in a written statement.

“I definitely want to get back to refereeing,” Goodman said after the charges were dismissed. “But first I want to call my close friends that supported me and thank them again and again.”

Charges could be refiled in the future.