Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Stepfather With ‘Atomic Wedgie’

By : Alex Watt |


atomic wedgie WEB Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Stepfather With Atomic WedgiePottawatomie County Sheriff‘s Office/Reuters

A man in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 30 years in jail after he asphyxiated his stepfather with an “atomic wedgie” in December 2013.

35-year-old Brad Davis pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in May, and was sentenced on Thursday, after he reportedly knocked down Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, and pulled the elastic band of underwear over his head and around his neck.


The attack left ligature marks on the victim, according to police. The medical examiner reported the cause of death as blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Davis and St. Clair had been drinking together the night of the incident and began fighting when Davis claimed St. Clair began speaking ill about Davis’ mother.


But Davis claimed he never intended to kill St. Clair, according to his attorney Bob Wyatt.

Davis was initially charged with first-degree murder in January 2014, and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in May.


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