Tennis Ref Cleared of Murder in Husband's Coffee Mug Death "Thrilled" to Work U.S. Open

Lois Goodman, 70, was arrested in 2012 at the U.S. Open for allegedly beating her husband to death with a coffee mug

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:40 AM EDT
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Tennis referee Lois Goodman was arrested in New York on suspicion of killing her husband with a coffee mug in Los Angeles.

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A tennis referee who was cleared of beating her husband to death with a coffee mug says she was thrilled to be working the U.S. Open again.

Lois Goodman said Tuesday on the Today show that it meant everything to her to be invited back to referee matches at the recent U.S. Open in Queens.

Goodman was arrested by Los Angeles police at the 2012 U.S. Open as she arrived to work as a line judge.

Authorities charged her with bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup in April 2012. The charges were dropped in November.

Goodman filed a federal lawsuit last month against the Los Angeles Police Department, the county coroner's department and others for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

The 2013 U.S. Open ended Monday.

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