Tennis referee appears in LA to face murder charge

Tennis referee appears in LA to face murder charge
In this photo taken in 2008, tennis referee Lois Goodman is shown while officiating a CIF tennis tournament. Goodman, 70, of Woodland Hills, Calif., was arrested in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with murdering her elderly husband in April. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional tennis referee accused of killing her 80-year-old husband has made her first court appearance in Los Angeles after being extradited from New York.

Lois Goodman's appearance Friday was brief. Her arraignment and a bail hearing were postponed to next Wednesday.

Police brought Goodman back to Los Angeles late Thursday from New York City, where she was to have served as a line judge for next week's U.S. Open, one of many high-profile tournaments she had worked since 1979.

Her husband, Alan, died on April 17 at the couple's condominium. Authorities briefly accepted her explanation that she returned home to find a broken coffee mug on the floor and her husband lying unresponsive in bed after most likely falling down the stairs.