U.S. Open Umpire Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Her Husband
The U.S. Open tennis umpire, arrested for allegedly bludgeoning her husband of 50 years to death with a coffee mug, is said to have partied with girlfriend's days after his violent death.
70-year-old Lolo Goodman wore handcuffs and her full U.S. Open uniform when she was taken into custody at a Manhattan hotel.
She was about to board a shuttle bus to the National Tennis Center with other U.S. Open officials. Police made her take the laces out of her sneakers before bringing her in.
The arrest warrant, obtained by INSIDE EDITION, alleges that she personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, to wit, a coffee cup to murder her husband.
On Wednesday, Goodman was expected to be umpiring preliminary games before the U.S. Open officially begins next week. Instead, she is waiting to be taken back to Los Angeles to face murder charges. Police told INSIDE EDITION they were prepared to interrupt a U.S. Open match to arrest her if that's what it took.
The case made front page headlines. The New York Daily News called it, "Game, Set, Murder," while The New York Post had "Break Point!"
Goodman just shook her head as reporters asked if she did the crime and she kept shaking her head as she sat in a police car. She appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday night and waived her right to contest extradition.
Goodman has crossed swords with some of the biggest names in tennis and she was expected to umpire some of the most important match-ups of the upcoming U.S. Open.
Her 80-year-old husband, Alan Goodman, a retired auto parts salesman, was found dead at their Los Angeles home in April in what she claimed was an accidental fall. Cops didn't buy it.
LAPD Lt. Dave Storaker told INSIDE EDITION, "There was also a lot of blood inside the house that doesn't fit that scenario."
Investigators said they found fragments of a coffee cup in the victim's scalp.
A neighbor told INSIDE EDITION she partied with girlfriends after his death, then returned to the tennis circuit where she's been a respected umpire for 30 years.