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Lance Mason at his sentencing hearing on Thursday.
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Former Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason will serve life in prison with the possibility of parole in 35 years. He was sentenced Thursday for the murder of his ex-wife Aisha Fraser.

In February, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced a domestic violence protection law along with several of co-sponsors of the bill.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Former state lawmaker and Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason is facing a life sentence next month after pleading guilty Wednesday to the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife Aisha Fraser in November. Her murder prompted a bipartisan bill that seeks to better protect victims of domestic violence.

Rep. Janine Boyd (at podium) touted a similar bill in last year's state congressional session that failed to pass.
JO INGLES / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio lawmakers want to overhaul the way the state deals with domestic violence cases by activating a network of support once a call is made to police.

Cuyahoga County Justice Center

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted ex-judge Lance Mason on charges of aggravated murder in the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife, Shaker Heights teacher Aisha Fraser.