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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

As of Thursday morning, Valdosta Police have now charged 40 year-old Donnaille Lamar James with kidnapping, theft by taking of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

On Tuesday, James was charged with malice murder in connection to the shooting death of his estranged wife, 40 year-old Sharonda James, in Valdosta Tuesday morning.

Donnaille Lamar James will appear in Lowndes County magistrate court around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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The suspect in Tuesday's murder is in the Lowndes County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon as new details continue to emerge about the murder.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputies brought 40 year-old Donnaille Lamar James to the Lowndes County Jail from the Randolph County Jail around 1:45  Wednesday afternoon.

He was arrested around 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cuthbert, where he lived. Police now say he didn't tell his estranged wife, 40 year-old Sharonda James, that he was coming to Valdosta to speak with her Tuesday morning to talk to her about their separation.

Police say a friend drove James down to Valdosta and dropped him off at Sharonda's house.

 "Mr. James came to Valdosta to confront his ex-wife without her knowin' he was comin'," said Valdosta Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Kirk. 

"It was just personal issues dealing with their separation," Kirk replied, when asked what the two were discussing, specifically.

Police still don't know why the two were driving around in Sharonda's minivan, but on Tuesday, police said they believe James shot Sharonda multiple times near the intersection of North Forrest Street and East Moore Street while they were in the van.

James abandoned the van in the parking lot of the shopping center at the corner of Bemiss Road and Lakeland Avenue and then was picked up by the friend that drove him to Valdosta and taken back to Cuthbert. He will appear in Lowndes County magistrate court Thursday afternoon.

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