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Valdosta murder suspect pleads guilty

Brad Shealy Brad Shealy
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Cuthbert man had begun a life in prison sentence as of Tuesday after pleading guilty to murdering his estranged wife in Valdosta on July 8th, 2014.

40 year old Donaille Lamar James pled guilty Monday to armed robbery and murder of 40 year old Sharonda James.

Donaille showed up unexpectedly at Sharonda's home in Valdosta on the morning of July 8th to talk to her.

The two eventually got into Sharonda's car and started driving around, but the two started arguing and that's when police said Donaille shot her multiple times and then dumped her body in the middle of the street.

"The judge sentenced him to life on the murder charge and he's doin' a presentencing investigation to determine what he should get on the armed robbery charge," said Lowndes County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brad Shealy.

James originally agreed to plead guilty earlier in March, but then backed out.

Shealy said as of Tuesday sentencing for the armed robbery charge could come in about a month.

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