Tennis referee charged with murder due in LA court



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional tennis referee accused of beating her 80-year-old husband to death is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom where her lawyer is expected to argue for her release.

Lois Ann Goodman’s attorney said in a filing Monday that her client isn’t a threat to anyone and the charges against the 70-year-old woman don’t require the $1 million bail set upon her arrest.

Goodman has told police she didn’t kill her husband and said he most likely fell down the stairs while she was out.

Her bail hearing Wednesday will address defense claims that she was physically incapable of committing the crime. Her arrest came in New York City last week as she prepared to be a tennis line judge at the U.S. Open.