We don’t post this story because of a fascination with the daily happenings of tennis officials, but because of the sheer unusualness of someone being beaten to death by a coffee mug. That’s allegedly what happened with Lois Goodman and her late husband, Alan.
Police arrested Goodman in New York on Tuesday where she was in town to officiate the U.S. Open tennis tournament. The 70-year-old woman was escorted from a Manhattan hotel wearing her U.S. Open gear and taken to a court room where she was arraigned on murder charges. She’s currently in jail in New York and awaiting extradition to California where she faces life in prison.
The story Lois gave to police regarding the death of her 80-year-old husband seemed fishy from the start. She told police she had been out all day refereeing tennis matches and that the death looked like an accident.
“She arrived home and she said the house was locked up,” LAPD Lt. David Storaker said.
When Goodman found her husband unresponsive in bed, “she said she surmised he had fallen down the steps, had a heart attack and managed to get back upstairs to the bed,” Storaker said.
The death occurred on April 17 and a warrant was issued for Lois’ arrest on August 14 after the coroners and police determined the death was a homicide. They found pieces of porcelain in the right side of his head.
Death by coffee mug. What a crap way to go.Google+
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