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IMPD: Man shot, stabbed woman multiple times after an argument over a van

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 19:16:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man is accused of shooting and stabbing a woman multiple times after she used his van to go dumpster diving late last month. 

Stefanie Coulson, 37, was found dead inside a bedroom at a home in the 3700 block of East Pleasant Run Parkway North Drive just before noon on March 27. 

Court documents released on Tuesday reveal that Coulson died from multiple gunshots to her neck and head and more than 30 stab wounds to the side of her face, neck and left arm. 

Karl Woodall, 35, is charged with her murder. 

A witness told detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department that Coulson had picked her up on the day that she died so that the two could go dumpster diving behind the Dollar Store on Arlington Avenue. Detectives retrieved video from the store that shows the woman pulling "several shopping carts" worth of food and merchandise from the dumpster and placing it in the van. 

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While they were at the store, a witness told police that Woodall had called the ladies and was heard saying "Tell Stefanie if my van's not back in 10 minutes, I'm going to kill her."

After the women had returned home, Woodall and Coulson spent the next several hours fighting, according to multiple witnesses. The two left the home arguing on numerous occasions and returned still fighting. 

A witness at the home said that after everyone had left, Woodall came out of the bedroom and told him "You have 30 seconds to leave or you're going to end up dead like she's going to be." That man said he left the home and heard at least one gunshot as he was riding away on his moped. 

A search warrant served to Woodall for the van he was driving recovered multiple items, including drug paraphernalia, a large kitchen knife and a shotgun. Also found inside a hidden compartment inside the van were a roll of duct tape, zip ties, a handgun holster, a cleaver and two plastic bags full of shotgun cartridges.

The Marion County Prosecutors office filed murder charges against Woodall on April 4. He's currently being held at the Marion County Detention Center. 

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