Man dies after 'atomic wedgie'

Brad Davis. (Pottawatomie County Sheriff handout)

Brad Davis. (Pottawatomie County Sheriff handout)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:14 PM ET

A fight between an Oklahoma man and his stepson ended with the 58-year-old being suffocated by his own underwear and the younger man facing a murder charge.

An autopsy found Denver Lee St. Clair died on Dec. 21 from asphyxiation and blunt force trauma, NewsOK reported.

Brad Davis, 33, was arrested Tuesday for the murder.

Police said the men were drinking at St. Clair's home and fought after disparaging remarks were made about Davis's mother, KOCO TV reported.

In an affidavit, Davis told police his stepfather swung first and Davis retaliated with an "atomic wedgie," the station reported.

The medical examiner said St. Clair died of "asphyxiation caused by the elastic underwear band being stretched over his head and left around his neck," as well as head trauma.

Police told KOCO their investigation found evidence that the altercation was more than just a fight, and said it was possible the crime scene had been altered.


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