U.S. Open Umpire Arrested in Husband's Murder
- Duration 1:43
- Date Aug 22, 2012
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People in baseball talk about killing the umpire well here's a tennis umpire who's accused of -- killing.
Arrested in connection with her own husband's grisly murder Rick is here with more -- Well she's used to making the judgment calls himself in or out on the tennis court but now she's about to face a judge charged with murdering her husband of almost fifty years.
What was -- husband Allen died last April.
She told investigators that he must've had a heart attack and fallen down a flight of stairs in their Los Angeles townhouse.
But the police were suspicious because mr.
Goodman's wounds -- -- the car and they usually see with someone who had just fallen down a flight of stairs.
He had a lot more head trauma than that what they would normally see.
An autopsy turned up fragments of a play coffee mug imbedded in his scalp.
According to the police in Los Angeles prosecutors decided that was enough for them to make an arrest except the lowest -- was -- New York City.
Getting set to work -- a line judge at the upcoming US open tennis tournament so the police hop on a flight for New York I went to Goodman's hotel.
She was leaving her hotel.
She is referee for the US open and she was up about to board the bus to go to US open this morning.
Story of him falling on the stairs although.
It may have occurred.
It just didn't fit.
The evidence that was at the scene.
Goodman has agreed to be extradited back to California her lawyer says.
So that she can quickly fight these charges officials are not offering up a motive -- but they say they did not expect this to be.
A death penalty case back to you.
And I guess we should expect to see a new line judge at the US open.
I would think so yes -- Paula thanks.