Lois Goodman US OPEN Umpire Charged With Murder of Husband!

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  1. Dedans Penthouse

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    Lois Goodman, US Open referee was arrested today in New York while having breakfast at an undisclosed location and is being extradited back to California on a felony murder warrant.

    Ms. Goodman, 70 years old, of Woodland Hills, California is charged with beating her 82-year-old husband Alan Goodman to death. The weapon used? A coffee mug. A freaking coffee mug!!! Now THAT's a strong cup 'o Joe!

    Tragic. That said, what the hell does an EIGHTY-TWO year old guy do to make his wife want to beat his brains out in the first place?


    "Alan darling, would you like one lump or two?..." :shock:

    Google: Lois Goodman
     
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    The ball was out !!!

    Nothing quite like those hot tempered 70 year tennis umpire females.

    Brings a whole new meaning to being mugged.

    This just points out that is time for coffee mug control.

    Maybe she should switch to Sanka?

    I assume he biatched about her lousy coffee one time too many.

    He should have married Mrs. Olsen.:)
     
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    Yet another reason why the liberals are so wrong regarding gun control.

    We need our weapons "at all times" to defend ourselves "at all times".

    I demand that the USTA allow me to attend the Open wearing full body armor, armed for combat. Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and when those umpire, or volunteer or ball boys and girls come at us with guns blazing, we can defend ourselves and our fellow Americans.

    Defend America!
     
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    Omg - Lmao

    I second r2473's sentiments - superbly played FF!

    Fearless Forehand FTW!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9azvu8VjPE

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    There comes a day when you wake up and ask yourself, "Why am I not cashing in on that insurance policy yet? What the hell am I waiting for?", and you reach for the coffee mug...
     
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    +1. How arrogant of the husband - fossil was 84 and should have dropped so she could enjoy his money. She's probably like the old lady in the travel commercial - wants to turn the Pool Boy into the Pool Man.

    What was the coffee mug made out of? Titanium? She wore him out.
     
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    that's really crazy. damn
     
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    At 70, one can no longer blame PMS. Unless, that is, the P stands for permanent. :)

    I think she was a lover of petunias and that led to this tragedy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRYfouuHPvs&feature=fvwrel

    ^ I'm thinking Papa Eddie is an escaped war criminal. He was in the clear until Wiesenthal saw this commercial.
     
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    Who knew the Taster's Choice saga was a homicide thriller?
     
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    USTA Official Arrested for Murder

    Story from the Washington Post.

    I dunno. The DA would have a hard time getting me to vote to convict on facts like these.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...dd59be-ebf2-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_print.html

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    LA tennis umpire who officiated McEnroe, Agassi charged with husband’s murder before US Open

    By Associated Press, Published: August 21 | Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 7:54 AM

    LOS ANGELES — As an umpire for decades on some of tennis’s biggest stages, Lois Goodman mixed it up with John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer and the Williams Sisters.

    Already in New York City for next week’s U.S. Open where she was to serve as a line judge, the 70-year-old Goodman was met Tuesday with a felony arrest warrant from her hometown of Los Angeles, where police and prosecutors say she beat her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in April.

    Goodman has been a line judge at the U.S. Open for many years and was scheduled to work at this year’s tournament, which begins Monday, and was about to begin working the tournament’s qualifying matches on Tuesday, said tournament spokesman Tim Curry, who had no further comment.

    In 1994 when Goodman had already been officiating for 15 years, she was profiled by the Los Angeles Times and described as an avid tennis fan who got the chance to be a referee.

    “It’s exciting,” Goodman said at the time. “This is my favorite spot and I’m out there rubbing shoulders with the best players. There’s no real way to describe it.”

    Goodman said the job was worth the paltry pay, the dirty looks from McEnroe and the verbal assaults from players like Andre Agassi.

    “You just can’t let anything bother you,” Goodman said. “And you can’t take anything personally. If you do, you’re in big trouble.”

    The profile said Goodman and her husband, Alan Goodman, had owned a Southern California auto parts business since the early 1960s and had three daughters.

    Alan Goodman would die on April 12 of this year at the couple’s condominium in the Woodland Hills neighborhood.

    Lois Goodman told police it appeared to have been an accident and she had been out all day refereeing a tennis match, said Lt. David Storaker of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    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.

    “It was a suspicious death from the beginning,” he added.

    Los Angeles County coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter said investigators were sent to the mortuary where Alan Goodman’s body was taken, and they noticed that he had multiple sharp force injuries on and around his head that were inconsistent with Lois Goodman’s explanation.

    Police found similar inconsistencies, including an amount of blood that did not suggest a fall and a broken coffee mug, Storaker said, and working with coroner’s investigators ruled the death a homicide and presented their conclusions to the district attorney’s office. A warrant for Goodman’s arrest was issued Aug. 14.

    Storaker declined to discuss a possible motive.

    “We don’t want to taint anything by releasing that,” Storaker said. “We know they were together at several locations during that day and would like to talk to people who saw them.”

    One tennis official said she thinks Goodman must be innocent.

    “I’ve worked with her for years and I don’t believe any of this,” Annette Buck, director of adult and senior tennis at the U.S. Tennis Association, told the Times.

    Goodman appeared late Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, where she agreed to waive an extradition hearing so she could be returned quickly to Los Angeles to face the charges.

    She was led into the courthouse in handcuffs, wearing her official U.S. Open clothes, a dark blue Ralph Lauren sweat suit, according to the New York Post. She showed no emotion and spoke only to give brief answers to a judge’s questions.

    If convicted, Goodman could be sentenced to life in prison. It was not clear when she would be returned to Los Angeles. Prosecutors said they would ask for $1 million bail.
     
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    Unless she striked again overnight, there are threads about this incident.
     
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    Hey, I looked. You don't expect me to look past the first screen, do you?
     
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    Coffee mug serial killer.
     
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    How many husbands does this woman have and how long will it be before she kills them all?
     
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    Since it was during breakfast, she is a cereal killer.
     
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    Forgot to refill the Viagra Rx? (That's terrible, I'm filled with shame. :oops:)
     
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    merged threads...
     
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    Cindy,
    I hate to sound like the "board police" :) but yes, when you start a thread, you should look past page one to see if it's been posted.

    Marius,
    Doing a search !!! C'mon, people don't think twice before creating a thread title, and usually don't bother to spell correctly even in the title.

    Anyway, I really am beginning to sound like a school headmaster :D

    Peace n love, Senti.
     
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    And why there's now a 'mug shot' of dear Lois on the precinct wall.



    Well, as of April Fool's Day, 2012 she had 1 .... WHACK!!! ..... that number now resides at zero.



    While she was eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.




    Senti, thanks. That said, we probably agree that Marius is top shelf. Now, having said that, I would view any other complaints regarding onerous and burdensome "2nd-page" retrieves from, for example, denizens of the "League Matches" section, (e.g.): "my 1st serve hit a grasshopper that landed on the court outside the service line, but riccochets off of the insect WITHOUT hitting the court surface and clearly landed "IN" - I claimed the point but my opponents had the connsumate gall to claim the point....who's right??...aggghh!!" more about the fact that, for better or whatever, the TT's landscape has changed big time. (as much fun as it's been over the years, maybe should start rethinking this TT thang altogether...) :-l




    I'll give you a thousand bucks Mr. Macabre Machivellian if you can get her autograph ..... (two thousand bucks if you can get Lois to include an "August, 2012" date) ;-)
     
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    I hear she is coming out with a new line of unbreakable coffee mugs. :)

    Now, if you could get her to autograph a coffee mug, then you would really have something.

    As for me, if I decided to murder my spouse, I doubt a coffee mug would be my weapon of choice. Seems like an odd selection.
     
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    He was challenging all her calls
     
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    Such a shame. He didn't look a day over 60. I'm assuming the wake will be closed casket?
     
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    This is what happens to old guys who snore
     
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    Isn't she sort of old to be calling lines at the US Open?
     
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    That is why they have Hawk Eye to correct her.
     
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    Well sure if that is the entire facts of the case were printed in that story. Hopefully the DA has more than that.

    I am sure there is a LOT more to the story than what is printed. The 2 things that stand out is the coroner ruled the death as a homicide. Once that is established, the wife became the prime suspect especially when her stories don't make sense, conflict with the evidence and there is no evidence that anybody else was in the house.
     
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    She looks like a stone cold assassin to me.


     
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    Would recreational tennis players be automatically disqualified from the jury?
     
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    I am sure it was a heat of the moment thing. But it could be effective- splash boiling hot coffee in the face and administer a couple hard blows to the head. If you get internal bleeding in your head- you could go down pretty quickly.
     
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    Only if they played USTA.
     
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    She will ask for a challenge review when the guilty verdict comes:)
     
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    After they found out Bloomberg banned all coffee mugs in NY.
     
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    Can be hard to know if the big r is serious or not, usually not...she looks kind of scary to me, but she has a lot on her mind right now.
     
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    article says he died April 12, but she was only charged August 14? did they recently exhume the body to investigate cause of death or did it actually take 4 months for them to conclude homicide? this sounds very odd.

    I really doubt that woman had the strength to bludgeon anyone to death, let alone with something as lightweight as a coffe cup. Or someone else was involved.
     
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    I know I shouldn't speculate based on a few sketchy articles, but this one is so obvious.

    I'm convinced that this was either a mafia hit or aliens were involved. I'm leaning toward aliens. And they obviously have already gotten to the medical examiner. I hope Horatio or Sam Malone can solve this one.
     
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    Looks like Lois Goodman just double faulted her life away if convicted that is.
     
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    Why so many months after the death of her husband? Check this out -

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...se-body-sat-upstairs-source-article-1.1142712

    "A perfunctory check at a mortuary on the eve of Alan Goodman's cremation revealed signs of a fatal beating."

    "An autopsy revealed shards of the coffee cup in the wounds. A search warrant executed April 21 turned up blood throughout the home "inconsistent with accidental death"

    Supposedly she was involved with another man so maybe he helped out. I'm sure he's under investigation.

    Innocent until proven guilty so maybe she will be found innocent. Who knows at this point?
     
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    she gave conflicting reports to the police investigators. she did not appear to be surprised or grieving. she attempted to have his body cremated immediately before his body was intercepted by police for autopsy. autopsy showed evidence that he was beaten to death. plus evidence that she was watching the balls on somebody else's court.
     
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    Wonder why they didn't let her ump the US Open first before she was arrested. I doubt she was a flight risk otherwise she would have gone into hiding already.
     
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    Our tax dollars at work; some LAPD detectives got free trips to NYC on our dime.

    You're right that she wasn't a flight risk. Because like many 'criminal geniuses' she thought she was smarter than everyone else and was going to get away with it.
     
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    Thats not good enough, the players have a right to defend themselves too.i think in order to have nice and safe Open they should have a gun on court a piece and possibly another one as backup in their seat if there is an emergency at the change of ends.
     
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    This case was just dismissed (without prejudice) by the D.A.
     
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