Lois Ann “Lolo’’ Goodman, 70, was a well-known US Open judge who faced down the likes of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors in heated calls. However, Goodman is now in jail after police accused her of killing her husband Alan Goodman, 80, with a coffee mug back in Los Angeles.
Goodman was reportedly wearing her official Open togs when arrested around 8 a.m. in the lobby of the New York Sheraton.
Goodman insisted that she was at a tennis match as an umpire and came home to discover her husband’s body. Police and EMT personnel dismissed the notion that Alan fell down the stairs after seeing cuts on this body. Police were suspicious by her demeanor which was calm and collected as well as the lack of evidence of a struggle or forced entry. They believe that Alan, a former auto-parts salesman, was killed.
The mother of three was accused of smashing Alan over the head with the mug and then stabbing him with one of the pieces. It still seems that the case is primarily circumstantial against her. The police have detailed past conflicts where police were called to the house and comments by Goodman that Alan was “driving her crazy.”
Goodman was on her way to serve as the umpire at the qualifying rounds for US Open at Flushing Meadows when she was arrested.
Source: NY Post