CLEVELAND — Lance Mason, former Cuyahoga County judge who’s charged in the stabbing death of his ex-wife Aisha M. Fraser, is expected to appear in court for his pretrial hearing at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday.
Mason has been charged with aggravated murder, felonious assault, murder, violating a protection order and grand theft in connection to the Nov. 17, 2018 incident when he allegedly stabbed Fraser while she was dropping off the couple’s children at a Shaker Heights home.
The pretrial hearing was scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Watch it live below:
In December, he was arraigned on those charges and was held on a $5 million bond.
Lynn Mason, Lance’s sisters, called 911 on that day to report her brother was attacking his ex-wife. She said she thought weapons might be involved and told dispatch she was inside with his daughters.
“He stabbed her, and she is dead,” Lynn Mason told dispatch. Throughout the calls, Mason and Fraser’s children can be heard sobbing.
Before the death of his ex-wife, Mason was suspended from practicing law after he attacked Fraser in front of their children as they were driving back from a family member’s funeral on Aug. 2, 2014, according to court documents.
After the attack, Fraser filed for divorce, which was finalized on Nov, 12, 2015. The same day the Ohio Supreme Court issued an order disqualifying him from serving as a judge.
On Sept. 1, 2015, the Board of Professional Conduct gave notice to the Ohio Supreme Court, which in turn, issued an interim felony suspension of Mason’s law license, court records show.