Ohio Former Judge Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife


In 2015 Judge Lance Mason appeared in an Ohio courtroom to plead guilty to one count of attempted felonious assault and one count of domestic violence. Mason punched his wife in the face several times, choked and bit her while they were driving on Van Aken Boulevard in Shaker Heights on Aug. 2, 2014. The couple’s two children were present during the attack.

From the moment he was arrested, it was clear Mason was remorseful. He asked arresting officers how his wife was and told them he had considered suicide after attacking her.

The damage was severe, as pictures of Aisha Mason revealed. She suffered a broken orbital bone, cuts, bruises, even a bite mark.

Mason’s sentence for the brutal attack? Nine months.

Fast forward: On Tuesday Mason appeared in a Cleveland area courtroom, where to everyone’s surprise, he pled to the murder of his wife, former school teacher, Aisha Fraser, to avoid prolonging the court proceedings.

On the morning of November 17, 2018 Mason brutally attacked 45-year-old Fraser in front of their two daughters, ages 8 and 11. Mason stabbed Fraser to death in the driveway of her sister-in-law’s home.

During the sentencing of Mason’s domestic violence charges, dozens of community leaders, ministers, and law officials wrote letters on Mason’s behalf. In those letter’s they went on and on about his good character and pleaded with the court to have mercy on him.

Mason had no mercy on his wife and mother of his kids. To brutally murder his wife and in the presence of both his kids… To leave his kids mentally scarred with images of their mother being stabbed to death… This is not a man of good character. What he did was evil. Maybe he had mental issues. Who knows… Prayers for the kids.