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Family, Friends Raise Money For Tennis Official Accused Of Murdering Husband

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WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say Lois Goodman killed her husband by slamming a ceramic coffee mug into his skull.

Her friends and family don’t believe Goodman could have murdered her husband of 50 years, 80-year-old Alan Goodman, this past April.

The 70-year-old woman was arrested last month in Queens, New York as she was preparing to referee tennis matches at the US Open.

Bobby Kaple, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the new site was created by family members and friends hoping to raise money for her mounting legal bills.

On the front page, he reports, questions like “Can you see yourself being wrongfully accused of murder?” are posed.

There are also suggestions on how to contribute money to Goodman’s defense fund.

One post says the family is trying to raise $40,000 to contribute to her bail.

LAPD detectives believe Goodman murdered her husband because she had a new love interest that she had been communicating with online.

Kaple reports that on the Facebook page soliciting encouragement and funds, there are several supportive comments and more than 100 “likes.”

There are also pictures of the Goodmans taken throughout their marriage.

To reach the defense fund website, click on the following link.

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