U.S. Open Ref Accused of Murder but Lawyer Says She's Incapable

Lois Ann Goodman's attorney says it's physically impossible for her client to have killed husband.
3:00 | 08/29/12

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robin. This week, lois goodman should be at the u.S. Open, keeping the greatest players on the planet in line. Instead, she's over here in the l.A. County jail. And the genteel tennis world has never seen a scandal like it. Lois goodman was on the eve of the open and charged with first-degree murder. Cops claimed she bludgeoned her husband of 50 years to death at their l.A. Home, with a coffee mug and stabbed him with a broken shard. We located the coffee mug in several pieces at the crime scene. I think it's absurd. A coffee cup at a murder weapon? Reporter: Goodman's lawyers argue, their 70-year-old client, who once sparred on court with john McEnroe, is just a frail, old lady. It's physically impossible for her to have committed this offense. Reporter: Why? She has had two full knee replacements. She's had a shoulder replacement. She wears two hearing aids. And also has rheumatoid arthritis. Reporter: If you're arguing that she's so physically frail, why is she getting a job at the u.S. Open as line judge? To work at the u.S. Open, you don't have to be able to swing a coffee cup. Reporter: Goodman claims her husband suffered a heart attack and fell down the stairs. Cops bought that theory until an autopsy revealed deep, penetratg trauma that is consistent with being inflicted with a sharp object. Only then did they investigate the murder scene. Police say goodman had been e-mailing with another man. The police are alleging that she was involved with some guy on the internet. That is preposterous. Reporter: Lois goodman, who illicited an apology from the great andre agassi after he challenged a call, is fighting for her name. And her lawyers say the police botched that crime scene. Their client is no danger to society whatsoever. They're asking she be released on bail. Her daughters are standing behind her mom. One of them wrote that her parents were adorable together. He was the yin to her yang. Now, to the florida teenager who is charged with

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