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Man pleads guilty to killing his stepfather with an atomic wedgie

Brad Lee Davis was charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Denver St. Clair
Brad Lee Davis was charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Denver St. Clair

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his stepfather with an atomic wedgie after he insulted his mother.

Brad Lee Davis was charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Denver St. Clair in a drunken family fight at a residence just east of Oklahoma City, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office said in an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit said he "grabbed St. Clair's underwear and gave him an 'atomic wedgie.' Davis allegedly pulled the elastic waistband of St. Clair's underwear over his head and around his neck."

Oklahoma Medical Examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the cause of death was asphyxiation and blunt force trauma.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Deputy Travis Palmer said Davis and St. Clair were drinking beer on the night of December 21 at the older man's residence when St. Clair began speaking ill about his wife, who is Davis' mother.

Investigators said St. Clair's elastic waistband was stretched over his head and that it left ligature marks around his neck. Blood splatter was also found in the kitchen, the living room and on the living room ceiling.

David was scheduled for a jury trial on Monday in Pottawatomie County District Court.

However, he entered a guilty plea to the charge of first-degree manslaughter, court records show. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and formal sentencing is now scheduled for July 16.