"Coffee Cup Killer" Case Dropped
Posted by Katherine Noland on Nov 30, 2012 - 5:03:01 PM
HILLS—The case of tennis umpire Lois Goodman, accused of bludgeoning her
80-year-old husband with a coffee mug, was dismissed Friday due to lack of
21, Goodman was arrested in New York and deported back to Los Angeles for
allegedly murdering husband Alan Goodman in their Woodland Hills home on April
17. The tennis referee claimed that she had came home to her husband’s dead
body in their bed, where she believed he had crawled to after falling down the
stairs onto the coffee cup that he was carrying.
initially accepted her story, until the night before his cremation, suspicious
injuries were found on the deceased victim's head. Police believe she had
bludgeoned her husband with a coffee cup, and stabbed him with shards of glass
on his forehead. Goodman spent two weeks in jail and was released on a $500,000
bail, while pleading not guilty to the crime. Today, Superior Court Judge
Jessica Silvers dismissed the case without prejudice; it can still be reopened
upon further findings from authorities, who at this point are saying the case
Attorney Allison Krause and Lois Goodman.
allegations from prosecutors, Goodman’s attorneys and family have stood by her
innocence. Goodman has passed both a lie detector and DNA test.
on the Lois Goodman Defense Fund Facebook Page, "I feel wonderful!’
Goodman said, standing in the rain outside the courthouse, flanked by her
attorneys. I want to thank my family and my attorneys, my friends. Their
support has been wonderful. And I want to thank the D.A.’s office for doing the
right thing. I have always maintained my innocence."
Facebook page, along with the website loisgoodmandefensefund.com made by family
and friends, are both dedicated to raising funds for Goodman’s legal fees.
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