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Elderly Tennis Ref Who Beat Hubby to Death With Coffee Mug Was Having an Affair
Lois "Lolo" Goodman, 70, was arrested in New York Tuesday for the April murder of her husband, 80-year-old Alan, and now documents from the investigation point to a possible love triangle, as well as reveal gory details about the man's death.
A search warrant affidavit indicates Mrs. Goodman “was communicating with a male individual through the Internet,” reports the NY Daily News, noting that police found evidence the woman was looking to end a relationship--they just aren't clear with which man:
“The content of the email suggests that Lois was terminating a relationship and that alternate sleeping arrangements should be made in Los Angeles,” Detective Jeffrey Briscoe of the Los Angeles Police Department wrote in a May 16 search warrant request to a judge.
Alan Goodman was found dead in the couple's Woodland Hills home on April 17.
The NY Daily News also reports that a police source told them Lois Goodman "chatted with cops about her career and Andre Agassi as his gore-spattered body sat upstairs in their bed." She also allegedly complained about her late husband to authorities responding to the scene.
Details about the injuries sustained by Alan Goodman are rather gruesome; Lois Goodman allegedly bashed him in the head repeatedly with a coffee mug until the mug broke, and then stabbed him with the jagged end of the handle. The coroner reportedly found ceramic shards embedded in the man's scalp.
Lois Goodman said she thought her husband had fallen down the stairs, however the LAPD's investigation was categorized as "suspicious" since they could not rule out foul play.
Neighbors told various news sources they were surprised Goodman was arrested for her husband's murder, but weren't necessarily shocked, according to City News Service, noting that Goodman had her carpets professionally cleaned after her husband's death, and that she had seemed somewhat unruffled by the sudden loss. The affidavit paints her as a "cool and calculating liar."
The Goodmans had been married nearly 50 years, and have three children together.
A professional tennis referee for two decades, Lois Goodman had traveled recently to New York to officiate matches, and was arrested in her U.S. Open uniform while leaving her hotel. She has waived extradition, and is expected to return to Los Angeles Friday, and appear in court Monday. She is said to be eager to fight the charges against her.