Man Gets 30 Years for Giving Deadly Wedgie

Brad Davis' stepfather was found dead with his underwear pulled over his head
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:27 AM CDT
Brad Davis   (Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – An Oklahoma man who gave his stepfather a fatal "atomic wedgie" was on Thursday sentenced to 30 years for the crime. Brad Davis, 34, in May pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Denver Lee St. Clair; at the time Davis said he killed the 58-year-old "in the heat of passion while defending myself in a fight that got out of hand and went too far." Police say both men had been drinking on the night of Dec. 21, 2013, and a fight ensued after St. Clair allegedly spoke ill of his estranged wife, Davis' mother. In a hearing early in the case, investigators testified that Davis knocked out his stepfather before the killer wedgie and took photos both before and after.

St. Clair was found dead with his underwear pulled over his head, with the elastic band cutting off his air. The Oklahoman reports that the head wounds St. Clair sustained would have killed him, had the wedgie not ended his life first; Reuters reports St. Clair's cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma and asphyxiation. Davis, of McLoud, had faced between four and 35 years; the judge handed him the sentence that prosecutors had requested. Davis' lawyer had maintained his client had been bullied.

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