Former judge in custody after estranged wife is murdered in front of their two daughters

Former judge in custody, accused of killing estranged wife. Photo of Aisha Fraser courtesy Shaker Heights schools.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (Fox 32 News) - A former judge is accused of killing his estranged wife in Ohio, just a few years after he did prison time for brutally attacking her.

Lance Mason, 51, was taken into custody on Sunday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He had not been charged as of Sunday afternoon.

The newspaper reports that Mason stabbed Aisha Fraser, 44, to death in her home in Shaker Heights in front of their two daughters on Saturday. A police officer was also injured when Mason crashed into a police cruiser, the newspaper reported. 

Mason had recently gotten a job as Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's minority business development director, according to Fox 8 Cleveland.

In 2014, Mason punched Fraser more than 20 times and slammed her head against a car dashboard, fracturing a bone in her face. The daughters also witnessed that attack.

A GoFundMe for Fraser's daughters has been started by the school district where she worked.