CLEVELAND (AP) — A former county judge in Cleveland faces up to life in prison after admitting to fatally stabbing his ex-wife last year.

Lance Mason is set to be sentenced Thursday in the same courthouse where he once worked.

He faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and the possibility of life with no chance for parole.

Mason pleaded guilty in August to aggravated murder and other charges.

He told a visiting judge then that he wanted to take responsibility for his crimes and that he didn’t want his daughter to testify against him.

Prosecutors say Mason killed his ex-wife in the driveway of a Shaker Heights home after she had dropped off their two daughters last November.