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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –An Albany woman, who shot and killed her ex-husband Monday night says she'd long been the victim of domestic violence.

33 year old Marlina Hamilton is charged with killing 32 -year old Christopher Donaldson.

Donaldson had just gotten out of prison in March and Police say he and Hamilton, who divorced two years ago, were talking about moving back in together.

Police were called to Hamilton's home around 10:30 that night because of an argument, and officers told Donaldson to leave.

He returned a couple of hours later and was shot.

Dougherty D.A.  Greg Edwards said  "This is a crime that if there are reactions to it, and claims that this has been a course of events that has been building up, and nobody knows it, then the questions are there that have to be answered."

Marlina Hamilton is being held in the Dougherty County jail.

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