Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Umpire 'murdered' husband with coffee mug

By North America correspondent Lisa Millar, wires

Updated August 23, 2012 13:02:33

A 70-year-old United States tennis umpire has been charged with killing her husband with a coffee mug.

Lois Goodman was arrested at her hotel in New York, where she was preparing to adjudicate at the US Open.

Police allege she fought with her 80-year-old husband, Alan, at their Los Angeles home in April, bludgeoning him to death with a coffee mug.

Goodman reportedly told investigators that her husband died when he fell down the stairs on April 17 in their home at Woodland Hills, California.

But police found blood in the bedroom, stairway and other places in the house with so signs of forced entry, prompting them to declare the death a homicide and issue an arrest warrant for Goodman last week.

Police said she "allegedly bludgeoned her husband to death with a coffee mug" and a fugitive affidavit said she also stabbed him with the mug.

The criminal complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court said she "personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, to wit, coffee cup".

Tags: murder-and-manslaughter, crime, law-crime-and-justice, tennis, united-states

First posted August 23, 2012 09:03:19

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