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U.S. Open Tennis Ref Accused of Beating Husband to Death With Coffee Mug Headed to LA to Face Murder Charge

Lois Ann Goodman, 70, is suspected of of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in Los Angeles in April

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    A high-profile referee who officiates at U.S. Open tennis matches was arrested in Midtown Tuesday on suspicion of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in Los Angeles in April, authorities said. Lori Bordonaro has more. (Photo courtesy NY Daily News)

    A U.S. Open tennis referee accused of beating her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug is headed to face the murder charge in Los Angeles after being arrested in midtown.

    Lois Goodman said nothing as LAPD detectives escorted her from a Manhattan court Thursday. She wore her navy-blue uniform for the U.S. Open, where she'd been set to work as a line judge.

    The 70-year-old Goodman agreed after her arrest Tuesday not to fight extradition to California. Lawyer Guy Oksenhendler says she's "anxious to defend herself" in California.

    U.S. Open Ref Accused Of Murder

    [NY] U.S. Open Ref Accused Of Murder
    Lois Goodman, an official at the U.S. Open, was arrested today and charged with the murder of her husband. Lori Bordonaro has the story. (Goodman photo courtesy: LA Daily News)

    She's expected to be flown to Los Angeles later Thursday and arraigned there Monday.

    Alan Goodman died April 12 at the couple's condominium. His wife told police he apparently had an accident while she was refereeing a tennis match.

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