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Note: Goodman has filed a federal lawsuit against the LAPD and the coroner's office for false arrest.
State of California v. Lois Goodman
Victim: Alan Goodman
Defendant: Lois Goodman (wife of victim)
Prosecution: DDA Sharon Ransom & DDA Lisa Tanner
Defense: Alison Triessl; Robert Sheahen; Kelly Sheahen Grener
UPDATE 8/16/13: Lois Goodman is suing LAPD & Coroner for false arrest.
The prosecution alleges 70 year old Lois Goodman, a tennis line judge with the US Open, bluggeoned her severely disabled husband, Alan Goodman (80) on the stairwell of their San Fernando Valley home with a coffee cup. When the cup broke, Lois allegedly continued to stab her husband in the head several times with the broken shards attached to the handle of the cup. Prosecutors allege several shards from the cup where found in Alan Goodman's head wound. Blood was found in several areas of the home. Goodman called 911 when she came home from a tennis match and after having her nails done. Detectives originally believed Lois Goodman's initial statements that her husband must have fallen down the stairs.
Defense Motion to Reduce Bail; Letters of Support
People's Motion for DNA Sample
Defense Opposition Motion to Provide DNA Sample
Lois Goodman Federal Complaint Against LAPD, Coroner
T&T PRE-TRIAL COVERAGE
08/24/2012 Lois Goodman First Court Appearance
08/29/2012 Lois Goodman Arraignment & Bail Hearing
09/03/2012 Lois Goodman Makes Bail
09/15/2012 Upcoming Cases & Uploaded Documents
09/22/2012 Lois Goodman Case: Emergency Hearing
10/11/2012 Gerhard Becker Dept 30 V, and Brief Notes on Lois Goodman
10/17/2012 10/3 Lois Goodman Case: Pretrial Hearing 5
11/12/2012 11/8 Lois Goodman Case: Pretrial Hearing 6
11/30/2012 CHARGES DROPPED
08/23/2013 Lois Goodman Sues LAPD, Coroner for False Arrest
MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERAGE
08/21/2012 ABC 7 SoCal tennis umpire arrested for murder
8/22/2012 LAT Tennis umpire arrested in husband's slaying
08/24/2012 CBS 2 Arraignment postponed for tennis ref
09/03/2012 ABC 7 Tennis umpire charged with murder out on bail
09/17/2012 ABC 7 Goodman ordered to give DNA sample
10/03/2012 ABC 7 Family and friends support Goodman
10/10/12 ABC 7 Daughter Calls Affair "Completely Made Up"
12/3/12 LAT Lois Goodman on Dropped Murder Case: Thank God It's Over.
08/18/2013 LAT Lois Goodman Sues LAPD, Coroner for False Arrest
09/10/2013 Goodman Thrilled to Work With US Open Again