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Karl Woodall: Now convicted in two Indianapolis murders, just weeks apart

Sentencing soon for man already serving 63-years
Posted at 5:08 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 18:39:44-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man already serving a lengthy prison sentence for one murder is now facing additional prison time for another killing.

A Marion County jury issued a guilty verdict Tuesday evening in the trial of Karl Woodall. He will be sentenced next week.

The 38-year-old Indianapolis man is charged in the 2017 murder of James Sapp who was found shot to death inside an eastside apartment.

Investigators determined the shooting stemmed from a dispute between Woodall and Sapp over money, drugs and a gun.

Almost exactly one year ago, Woodall was found guilty in another murder and was sentenced to 63-years in prison.

Both the Sapp killing and the murder of 37-year-old Stefanie Coulson took place in March of 2017, although there was no direct connection between the two crimes.

Coulson was found dead inside her east side home. An autopsy showed the Indianapolis woman had been shot in the head and neck "multiple times" and was stabbed over 30 times.

Coulson and Woodall knew each other and had augured over her use of his van without his knowledge.