US Open referee arrested for 'killing 80-year-old-husband with cup'

US Open
© PA Photos
A 70-year-old referee due to work the US Open is arrested on suspicion of murdering her 80-year-old husband with a mug.

A 70-year-old tennis referee who was due to work at the US Open next week has been arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband to death with a mug.

Lois Ann Goodman was wearing her official US Open tracksuit and on her way to Queen's for qualifying duties when she was taken in by police.

The charge is that Goodman killed her husband in a row at their home on April 17, when she hit husband Alan with a mug and then stabbed him with one of its broken pieces.

She had previously told police that her husband, with whom she has three daughters, had fallen down the stairs.

Goodman is a veteran of the tennis circuit, having worked at the US Open and Australian Open for several decades.

Roger Federer
Read Next:
Federer top seed for US Open
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand