Fatal shooting case going to trial

ALBANY, Ga. -- Jury selection is expected to begin Monday at the Albany-Dougherty Judicial Building in a murder case involving a fatal shooting last October. District Attorney Greg Edwards is scheduled to try the case.

Marlina Von Hamilton, 33, is charged with malice and felony murder in connection with the Oct. 12 death of her ex-husband Christopher Donaldson, 32, according to court papers.

Grand jury documents show Hamilton not only killed Donaldson she "did seriously disfigure and render useless a member of Christopher Donaldson's body, to wit by shooting him in his penis."

There were multiple Albany Police Department visits to Hamilton's residence involving domestic violence calls about Donaldson before the shooting, police said. However, Edwards said he does not believe any sort of battered woman defense an opposing attorney may try to argue.

"It is our position that is not what the evidence shows," Edwards said. "We intend to prosecute."

A jury was expected to be selected Monday in the hit-and-run homicide case against Terry Jerome Roberson, 34, and Antwan Jermaine Fields, 37, court documents stated.

However, Chief Assistant District Attorney Heather Lanier said Friday evening that a continuance has been granted in the case.

Lanier represents the people in the case of 66-year-old victim Roosevelt Cooley, who was allegedly struck and killed by Fields' 1996 burgundy Buick while crossing West Oglethorpe Boulevard on Jan. 16, 2010.

Roberson was arrested for driving the car and Fields was arrested for repairing incriminating damage to the car. Police continue to search for the driver of an SUV that was also involved in the homicide.