Man Arrested for Murder of His Stepfather by ‘Atomic Wedgie’

And now in death-by-bizarre-circumstance news, a 58-year-old Oklahoma City man is dead by “atomic wedgie.”

Denver St. Claire was reportedly involved in a drunken brawl with his stepson Brad Lee Davis, when the younger man “allegedly pulled the elastic waistband of St. Claire’s underwear over his head and around his neck.”


Well ok then.

The two were apparently drinking beer on the night of December 21 at St. Claire’s home. According to police records, the older man began talking smack about his wife, who is Davis’ mom. Being (naturally) protective of his mother, he aimed to rough up his stepdad a little.

A little became a lot, I guess, as the Oklahoma Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be “asphyxiation and blunt force trauma.” Davis was arrested and charged with murder this week and is currently being held without bail.

Investigators in the death say that there was blood spatter in the kitchen, living room, and on the living room ceiling.

I’m thinking there was probably a bit more fist fighting going on than just one hell of a wedgie, even if the asphyxiation was the ultimate cause of death. Blood doesn’t just end up on the ceiling for no reason.

Did you know that atomic wedgies were even possible, let alone deadly?

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