Death By Atomic Wedgie: Man Allegedly Kills Stepfather with Classic Bully Maneuver

The first ever wedgie murder?

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There’s no way to confirm it, but a McLoud, Okla., man may be the first person ever to be charged with killing someone by “atomic wedgie.”

Police say Brad Davis, 33, got into a row with his stepfather Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, on Dec. 21. The fight ended with Davis suffocating St. Clair with his own underwear and striking him in the head.

Davis, a former Marine, told detectives that the fight started with his stepfather badmouthing his mother. An argument ensued which soon turned physical with St. Clair attempting to strike first. After more punches were thrown between the two men, Davis told police he’d given St. Clair the “atomic wedgie.”

“We continued our investigation and uncovered evidence that led us to believe that this was more than just a fight,” said Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth told KJRH-TV.

An atomic wedgie is achieved when an aggressor successfully pulls the elastic band of his victims underwear over his head — but only if his boxers or briefs stretch that far. Medical examiners say Davis was able to fix the garment over St. Clair’s death and choke him with it. They confirmed that St. Clair’s cause of death was by asphyxiation and blunt force trauma, The Oklahoman reported.

Davis was arrested and is being held at the Pottawatomie County jail on a homicide charge.

42 comments
Star_Reporter_Mary_Jane_Watson
Star_Reporter_Mary_Jane_Watson

I feel you have probably done a disservice to the victims of this tragedy with your glib handling of this story, Madison Gray.

JusticeForDenver
JusticeForDenver

You people that find this funny all I can say is when someone close to you gets murdered no matter how may everyone find it funny then too.. It doesn't matter how he was murdered its the fact that the son beat him almost to death then left him there to affixiate with his underwear over his head and took pictures and sent to his Mom. What kind of good marine does that??? I would say a very very sick one...

JusticeForDenver
JusticeForDenver

Some of you people have no feelings or sympathy for the friends and family hurting in this ordeal.. May karma bite all these bad comments on those of ya who find it so funny.. Take a look in the mirror ask yourself if this had been your father, your dad, your uncle, your Grandfather or your very best friend how would you feel about this comment then???
The words Atomic Wedgie is very disgracing to his family and friends. Denver was a wonderful man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone out. This kid just recently burned his shed so why is he not getting charged with that also . Denver helped that boy for years and he had no appreciation what he done for him. Anyone who knew Denver personally knows he wouldn't hurt a soul I have known Denver for 32 years and not once have I ever seen him start a fight. That boy is guilty as sin and Im happy to hear there will finally be Justice for our great friend... *R*I*P* Denver St Clair we love and miss you buddy now you can finally Rest In Peace >3  Shame on you Time News for making a laughter story out of someones murder...

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

And all you can do is make jokes about it.... Real funny!!! I can't believe how uncaring people have became in our

society these days... I bet you wouldn't think it was so damn funny if it happened to a good friend or an loved one of

yours!!!! But looking at your heartless comments maybe you would...

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

And I guess you think its funny that he took pictures of the body and sent them to his Mom, the victims wife??? Do you

think its funny that the wife may have sent her son over there to do it??? Do you think its funny that they maliciously

planned to murder him.??.. Do you think its funny that this man raised his stepson, taught him everything he knew and

helped him to get a job and get started in life??? And then gets  murdered by him in return!!

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

If your going to rake someone over the coals why don't you do it to the scumbag murderer who did it.. Do you think its

funny that the killer slipped into his house and blind sided him?? Then lied and said they were drinking beer together!!

Or maybe you think its funny that he let him lay there and suffer before finishing him off??? Or maybe you think its funny

that he suffocated him to death after he was down???

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

Well, they won't let me post the comment I put up last night... Just tried again.

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

But now I can post and it show right up....????? Thanks for your comment RachelBailey1. Its really breaking everyones heart that knew the victim that people on here think its so funny....

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

I have posted twice on here condemning the manor that everyone is commenting on this. Making jokes about a murder.. But time won't post my comment!!!!

RachelBailey1
RachelBailey1

I find it pretty appalling that a "sober news organization" such as Time is making wedgie jokes about a murder like this.

nocdib
nocdib

Fruit of the doomed.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Well that will teach older men not to wear their under wear around the house and  or change the type you do wear, or just wear none.

Agoraphobic
Agoraphobic

At least the fight was "brief".  :-)

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JusticeForDenver It sounds like the step son did not like him as much as you did. maybe he had his reasons for his lunatic rage. Maybe he is just a nut like many people are today. Look at the Muslims, all they do is kill in the name of their alleged god, and they do it all over the world even to kids. Death is just the end of life, you never know when your number is up. I made it through vietnam and 30 years as a cop in a major city. saw lots of death, never to pretty always sad except in the case of punks, thugs child molesters, wife beaters and the like. They deserve what they got. That is the true Karma.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JusticeForDenver No one said the kid was a good marine or even good at all. he will pay the price if he is guilty, he sounds a bit disturbed, like many killers or maybe he is just sick and needs mental help. Bottom line there are two sides sometimes 3 to every story. Atomic wedgie was a bad way to die , but so is just about every other way except in your sleep or during sex.  Good of you to be loyal to your friend.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JimCopeland1 Not funny at all, unless the step dad taught him the atomic wedgie, then that would be ironic and bit funny.

THern
THern

@nocdib With a nod to the tragic nature of this story, I have to say this is the best comment on any story I've read today. Very well done :).

JusticeForDenver
JusticeForDenver

@Openminded1 This was a murder of my friend I do not find this comment funny at all...


Some of you people have no feelings or sympathy for the friends and family hurting in this ordeal.. May karma bite all these bad comments on those of ya who find it so funny.. Take a look in the mirror ask yourself if this had been your father, your dad, your uncle, your Grandfather or your very best friend how would you feel about this comment then???
The words Atomic Wedgie is very disgracing to his family and friends. Denver was a wonderful man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone out. This kid just recently burned his shed so why is he not getting charged with that also . Denver helped that boy for years and he had no appreciation what he done for him. Anyone who knew Denver personally knows he wouldn't hurt a soul I have known Denver for 32 years and not once have I ever seen him start a fight. That boy is guilty as sin and Im happy to hear there will finally be Justice for our great friend... *R*I*P* Denver St Clair we love and miss you buddy now you can finally Rest In Peace >3

sdsdfsdf
sdsdfsdf

@Openminded1@JusticeForDenver

"All they do is kill..." DUDE. Go meet a Muslim. You will likely be pleasantly surprised.

Qtlux
Qtlux

What's ironic is that you consider being a snarky apathetic ahole to be "open minded"

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

@Openminded1@JimCopeland1 He didn't teach him that... And its not funny at all... All Denver ever taught him was how to work and helped him get a job... He was good to him... Its a classic evil, greed story... And I can't stand the way its running over the internet as some big joke... The family is crushed by this fiasco.. I wish people would find some compassion in stead of something funny in other peoples misery and loss... The boy didn't have PTSD, its just plain ole evil.

JusticeForDenver
JusticeForDenver

@THern@nocdib  Some of you people have no feelings or sympathy for the friends and family hurting in this ordeal.. May karma bite all these bad comments on those of ya who find it so funny.. Take a look in the mirror ask yourself if this had been your father, your dad, your uncle, your Grandfather or your very best friend how would you feel about this comment then???
The words Atomic Wedgie is very disgracing to his family and friends. Denver was a wonderful man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone out. This kid just recently burned his shed so why is he not getting charged with that also . Denver helped that boy for years and he had no appreciation what he done for him. Anyone who knew Denver personally knows he wouldn't hurt a soul I have known Denver for 32 years and not once have I ever seen him start a fight. That boy is guilty as sin and Im happy to hear there will finally be Justice for our great friend... *R*I*P* Denver St Clair we love and miss you buddy now you can finally Rest In Peace >3

Agoraphobic
Agoraphobic

@Openminded1 Lol well I think you release your bowels postmortem.  So hopefully they analyzed what they could quickly.

sandsonik
sandsonik

@Openminded1 You have met many Muslims and yet you are not dead, thus refuting your assertion that "all Muslims do is kill". 

Openminded1
Openminded1

@sdsdfsdf Moron I have met many muslims, there is no surprise. They are not to be trusted. Do you read, watch the news, Everyday somewhere in the world muslim the religious fanatics that they are kill people, to include kids ,women no matter who. All in the name of their god and anyone who does not agree with them and their beliefs. I spent 30 years a cop in a major city the daily intelligence reports had something about radical muslims  killing and or planning to kill.  You are very naive sonny or you are a muslim yourself.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Qtlux Not really, my post name has i have said many times is meant to be ironic. I admitted to be a bit narrow. But a realist who says it like it is. Pc is for liars and is only good if you are talking to children and nuns.

JimCopeland1
JimCopeland1

@Openminded1@JimCopeland1 Think what you want... He was not crazy, and all the information out there is mostly wrong. Its based of the killers story... The news station here is now contacting people who knew Denver and their fixing to shed new light on the story... I hope it go's viral like this has. People need to know the truth.. And he was the good man I think he was......

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JimCopeland1 @Openminded1 As a 30 year police veteran, police reports are a good start, but only as good as the cop writing the report. This man will be prosecuted and or evaluated and deemed not fit for trial. Either way he will get is day and pay the price . Your friend is gone and I hope for his memory that he was the good guy you think he was. I am sure the truth will come out. But if this accused killer is a mental case and it seems that he is based on the info that is out there he may spend the rest of his life in a mental ward.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JimCopeland1 @Openminded1 I said threat you may have made Jim not that you did in fact make one.