Coffee-cup murder weapon in husband's killing, prosecutors say

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for a prominent Southern California professional tennis referee charged with the coffee-cup killing of her husband have lost a bid to block prosecutors from taking a sample of her DNA. 

Lois Ann Goodman, who's free on bail and wears an electronic monitoring device, appeared in court Wednesday with her lawyers. They argued it would be an impermissible intrusion to force her to give a saliva sample. 

A judge told them it is permissible to take the sample, as long as it is done in a private setting. 

Goodman's lawyers say they will consider appealing. 

Goodman has pleaded not guilty to killing her 80-year-old husband by beating him with a coffee cup and using its broken handle to stab him. 

She was arrested last month.

The Associated Press

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