Oct 3, 2012 / 7:19 am
A nationally known professional tennis referee is due in court as lawyers set the stage for a trial in the bizarre coffee cup death of the woman's husband.
The lawyer for Lois Ann Goodman has dropped her opposition to a request from investigators for a DNA sample.
The sample will be taken when the 70-year-old Goodman comes to court today.
Goodman is charged with bludgeoning her husband with a ceramic cup in April.
Authorities initially believed the 80-year-old fell down stairs at home while she was away, but later decided it was murder.
Goodman was arrested in New York in August just before she was to referee at the U.S. Open. Her lawyer maintains the victim died in a freak accident.
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