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      Tennis referee appears in LA to face murder charge

      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.
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