OffbeatFormer Ohio judge pleads not guilty to murdering ex-wife

04:20  05 december  2018
04:20  05 december  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Former Ohio judge pleads not guilty to murdering ex-wife© Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Former Ohio Judge Lance Mason, who was jailed for beating his wife years in 2014, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to her November murder.

Aisha Fraser Mason was stabbed to death in her home in mid-November; her sister told police that Mason, Aisha’s estranged husband, had stabbed her and then fled the scene. Mason allegedly hit a police cruiser in his escape and injured a Shaker Heights officer, according to Cleveland.com.

"Aisha Fraser was viciously and cruelly taken from her children by Lance Mason's cowardly and selfish act," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley said last week.

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"He stole a loving mother from her children and took an exceptional teacher, neighbor and role model from the Shaker Heights community. He will be held accountable for his barbaric act."

Mason had previously served nine months in jail after punching Aisha 20 times and slamming her head against the dashboard of his car, breaking her orbital bone, in 2014.

He was disbarred at the time, but was hired by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as an administrator for minority businesses at City Hall.

For Aisha’s death, Mason has been indicted for aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, violating a protection order and grand theft.

He faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted.

Mason’s bail was set at $5 million.

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