LOS ANGELES Aug 21 A prominent professional
tennis referee who was preparing to work at the U.S. Open in New
York City was arrested on Tuesday on a felony murder warrant
accusing her of bludgeoning her elderly husband to death with a
Lois Ann Goodman, 70, was taken into custody on a warrant
filed a week ago by the Los Angeles County district attorney's
office charging her with the April 17 slaying of her husband,
Alan Goodman, who was 80 years old, prosecutors said.
The district attorney's office said Goodman would remain in
custody in New York while awaiting extradition to Los Angeles,
where she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if
convicted. Prosecutors said they would ask for her bail to be
set at $1 million.
She is accused of killing her husband by beating him to
death with a coffee mug at the couple's home in the Woodland
Hills section of Los Angeles.
Goodman is well known in tennis circles and was preparing to
serve as a referee at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships
tournament, a district attorney's office spokeswoman, Jane
The tournament opens on Monday in New York with the men's
and women's first-round matches.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and