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Tennis Ref Cleared In Husband’s Murder Reinstated As Professional Judge

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Lois and Alan Goodman in an undated photo (CBS)

Lois and Alan Goodman in an undated photo (CBS)

SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — A former professional tennis judge accused and later cleared in her elderly husband’s murder has been reinstated as a professional tennis referee.

Attorney Robert Sheahan announced Friday that Lois Goodman has been reinstated by the United States Tennis Association.

Goodman was accused of killing her husband, Alan, with a coffee mug on April 17 in their Woodland Hills home.

She was arrested on Aug. 21 just before she was scheduled to referee a match at the U.S. Open in New York.

The Los Angeles District Attorney dismissed murder charges against the 70-year-old on Nov. 30 after tests performed failed to find her DNA on the alleged murder weapon.

The judge’s ruling was made without prejudice, meaning charges could be filed in the future.

Goodman was suspended by the USTA in October due to the pending criminal charges.

The USTA attorneys said she again “meets all criteria” and has a “green light” to resume refereeing.

Goodman will return to refereeing tennis matches in 2013, the USTA said.

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