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Ref cleared of murder delighted to work US Open

ESPN staff
September 11, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

A tennis referee who was cleared of beating her husband to death with a coffee mug says she was thrilled to be working the US Open again.

Lois Goodman said on NBC's Today show that it meant everything to her to be invited back to referee matches at this year's tournament, which ended on Monday evening with Rafael Nadal beating Novak Djokovic in the men's final.

Goodman was arrested by Los Angeles police during the 2012 US Open as she arrived to work as a line judge. Authorities charged her with bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup in their Woodland Hills, California home in April 2012. The charges were dropped in November.

Goodman, 70, filed a federal lawsuit last month against the Los Angeles Police Department, the county coroner's department and others for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

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