Lois Ann Goodman, the tennis judge arrested the day before this year's U.S. Open and charged in her husband's death, has passed a polygraph test in which she denied bludgeoning him with a coffee cup.
Goodman's attorneys told Associated Press that they have emailed the results to the district attorney's office and want prosecutors to consider dismissing charges against the 70-year-old woman.
“I'm hopeful that they are going to reassess their case,” Alison Triessl, one of Goodman's attorneys, said in a phone interview with Associated Press. “The facts just don't support that there was a murder. The results of the polygraph prove Lois Goodman did not kill her husband. He died in a freak accident.”
A district attorney's spokeswoman said the office will not comment until the material is brought up in court.
Goodman has pleaded not guilty to killing her 80-year-old husband, Alan Goodman, by beating him with a coffee cup and using its broken handle to stab him. She said he fell down the steps while holding a coffee cup, causing his fatal injuries.