Woman indicted on charges of murder, corpse abuse

Woman indicted on charges of murder, corpse abuse
Woman indicted on charges of murder, corpse abuse (Source: Shelby County Jail)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis woman has been indicted on first-degree murder and corpse abuse charges after the body of her 62-year-old roommate was found hidden in a plastic tub in a bedroom closet in August.

Woman behind bars, suspected of killing veteran found dead in Delmar Lema Place home

On Aug. 30, police responded to a complaint about a foul odor coming from a home in the 300 block of Lema Place near Decatur and Delmar.

When officers entered the home, they found a plastic tote in the closet with a pile of clothes covering up a decomposing body. Police identified the victim as Stephen Carter. He died as a result of multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.

The 27-year-old suspect, Tkeyah Fullilove, is currently being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.

According to arrest reports, Fullilove has a history of domestic assault involving her parents and brother from 2013 to 2015. A police affidavit says she told officers that she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.

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