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COQUILLE — Glen Frank Mason VI, 54, rejected a plea deal Friday morning at the Coos County Courthouse in Coquille where his attorney cited he "had a change of heart."

Mason's attorney, who said he is working on having a mental health evaluation completed on his client, told the courtroom at this time Mason will not be entering a plea.

Coos County District Attorney Paul Fraiser responded that he will be revoking the current plea and will not be offering another one. 

Frasier explained to Mason the reasoning for doing so came as result of so many people, who were under the impression a plea agreement would be entered, traveled from out of state to attended Friday's proceeding.

"If you don't take this deal today, there will be no further offer in this case and you will have to go to trial or plead guilty to every charge in this case," said Frasier. 

It appeared before the proceeding took place that Mason was going to accept a plea agreement previously proposed by the Coos County District Attorney's Office. 

On Nov. 13, Mason allegedly killed his estranged wife Leslie Mason, 53, in her home in North Bend and shot his 28-year old step-daughter Lindsay Pease. 

Police work at the scene of an alleged murder along Chester Street in North Bend. Glen Frank Mason IV, 54, of North Bend, is facing a murder a…

An autopsy revealed Leslie had been fatally struck in the heart with a slug fired from a shotgun. Authorities believed Pease, who was struck multiple times, was shot with a 9mm handgun. 

She was among the large group of family members and friends who attended Friday's proceeding. 

Mason was charged with murder, three counts of attempted murder with a firearm, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm, six counts of recklessly endangering another person and one charge of assault in the first degree.

In the home, there were also three minor children of Pease who were not injured.

The trial date has been set for Sept. 23 with a pretrial proceeding scheduled for Aug. 19.

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