Tennis Referee Murder Case Dismissed In California
Los Angeles, CA — Prosecutors have dropped the murder case against Lois Goodman, a tennis referee who was arrested in her husband’s death last summer.
Superior Court Judge Jessica Silvers dismissed the case after prosecutors said they had received additional information and were unable to proceed.
Sandi Gibbons, the district attorney’s spokesman, declined to elaborate on the new information that led to the dismissal.
Defense attorney Alison Triessl said she believed private polygraph tests conducted by a former FBI polygraph examiner were crucial in proving that the 70-year-old did not kill her husband.
“I feel I’m being treated fairly now. It was just a terrible accident,” Goodman said.
The case was dismissed without prejudice, which means it could be refiled in the future. Triessl, however, believes the case is over.
“We’re elated,” Triessl said. “This has been a living hell for her. Justice has been served. She did not do this.”