This summer we told you the odd tale of Lois Goodman, a 70-year old tennis official that had been on her way to officiate a day of matches at the U.S. Open when police re-routed her to jail, arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug. Today, Goodman is a free woman, and has been reinstated as a tennis official. KTLA 5 in Los Angeles:
Goodman, a fixture on the U.S. Tennis Assn. circuit for a couple decades, had been sidelined since October following her arrest in New York on suspicion of killing her husband, Alan Goodman.
Last month, prosecutors decided to drop a murder charge against Lois Goodman without revealing their reasons. The move was made before her defense attorneys submitted a pathology report disputing coroner's findings that her husband was deliberately killed and citing a heart attack as the cause of his death.
"This is a wonderful holiday gift for Lolo and her family," said one of her attorneys, Kelly Gerner. "Lolo thanks the USTA for their prompt action and she wishes a happy holiday to her many friends and supporters."
Though Goodman maintains that she surmised that her husband had fallen down the stairs after finding him in a pool of blood at their home, the case remains open and listed as a homicide based on the coroner's report.
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