A judge who was removed from the bench and served prison time for beating his wife in 2014 has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the woman to death.
Shaker Heights police confirmed that Lance Mason, 51, was in custody following the brutal death of his ex-wife, Aisha Fraser, who was killed in his driveway on Saturday.
Fraser, 44, a teacher at Woodbury Elementary in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, was allegedly stabbed to death by the former Cuyahoga County judge.
Officers responding to a 911 call from Mason's home on Saturday morning found Fraser's body lying in the driveway.
A Shaker Heights police officer was injured while responding to the 911 call.
Sources told WKYC Mason attempted suicide after stabbing Fraser. He struck the officer with his vehicle while attempting to flee the scene.
Court records obtained by Fox 8 in Cleveland indicated Mason was driving so fast when he hit the officer's cruiser that he caused "multiple airbag deployments" and disabled both vehicles.
The officer was standing next to his patrol car when he was hit. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and ribs, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Fraser leaves behind two daughters, ages 11 and 8. The 11-year-old girl, Audrey, has Down syndrome, Cleveland.com reported.
Fraser and Mason opened a business together, Audrey's Chocolate Shop, to honor their daughter and earn extra income to help with her medical expenses.
A former babysitter told the newspaper Fraser was a sweet woman who loved her job.
"She loved her kids. Her kids were her whole life. They are the nicest kids you'd ever meet. They are great kids. Adorable," Kelli Glass said.
A GoFundMe page for Fraser's funeral expenses raised over $80,000 in one day.
Later this month, a fundraiser in her name will be held at a yoga studio to benefit Cleveland's Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center.
Fraser is the 8th graduate of Shaker Heights High School to be killed by her husband/boyfriend, according to a former classmate in an email to Sandrarose.com.