Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge – who has said she’s considering a run for House Speaker – once defended the Cleveland judge accused of murdering his ex-wife.
Former Judge Lance Mason, 51, was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of his former spouse, Aisha Fraser. After allegedly stabbing Fraser, Mason fled the scene and crashed his car into a police cruiser before being arrested, officials told Cleveland.com.
In 2014, Mason pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence and attempted felonious assault after he attacked Fraser. Police said he viciously chocked, punched, slammed and bit his wife – and in front of his two daughters.