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Pro Tennis Ref Accused Of Murdering Her Husband To Be Extradited To Los Angeles

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NEW YORK (CBSLA.com) — The Woodland Hills woman accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee mug will be extradited back to Los Angeles Thursday evening.

Lois Goodman, 70, appeared in a Manhattan court room Thursday morning and waived her right to extradition.

The longtime professional tennis official was arrested in New York City Tuesday while preparing for the upcoming U.S. Open Tournament.http://cbsla.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=267500&action=edit#edit_timestamp

Officials allege Goodman killed her 80-year-old husband, Alan, in April.

Detectives say the 70-year-old was communicating with another man through the internet prior to the crime.

Goodman originally told detectives she thought her husband of nearly 50 years died from a heart attack or fall down the stairs.

Investigators now confirm that they found coffee cup fragments in Alan Goodman’s scalp and said that he’d been hit repeatedly.

“The injuries appeared to be deep penetrating, blunt force trauma that was consistent with being inflicted with a sharp object,” a Los Angeles County search warrant and affidavit said.

Goodman is expected to be arraigned in a Los Angeles court sometime next week.

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