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Tennis umpire accused of killing husband jailed in Los Angeles

August 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A professional tennis umpire returned to Southern California on Thursday to face charges that she beat her husband to death with a coffee cup.

Lois Goodman was extradited from New York to Los Angeles after being arrested on Tuesday as she was preparing to referee a qualifying match at the U.S. Open.

Goodman is accused of killing her husband of 50 years, Alan Goodman, with a coffee cup. She allegedly bludgeoned the 80-year-old and stabbed him with the shards four months ago at their Woodland Hills home.

Detectives won't say what the motive may be, but a New York newspaper reported court documents show Goodman may been involved with another man shortly before the alleged deadly attack.

Some passengers on the flight with Goodman captured the 70-year-old murder suspect on-camera. Passengers described her demeanor as quiet and sad.

"I think that's understandable, if you're getting extradited from New York back to Los Angeles on a murder charge. She looked out the window a lot like she had a lot going on in her mind, definitely," said Los Angeles Police Detective Dave Peteque.

Goodman is being held on $1 million bail.

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