Daily Mail A former Marine allegedly suffocated his 58-year-old stepfather by giving him an ‘atomic wedgie’. Police found Denver Lee St. Clair dead in his McLoud, Oklahoma home with the waistband of his underpants pulled over his head on December 21. The man’s stepson, 33-year-old Brad Davis, allegedly told police he pulled out the schoolyard bullying move after his stepfather ‘jumped him’ during a night of drinking. ‘I’d never seen this before, but when we first looked at our victim seeing the waistband of his underwear was around his neck,’ Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth told NewsOK. Davis told detectives the altercation began when St. Clair badmouthed his ex-wife Tressia St. Clair – Davis’ mother. The men began to fight before St. Clair allegedly tried to punch Davis. Father and son brawled before Davis allegedly pulled the elastic band of his victim’s underwear over his head from behind, killing him. Davis said he acted in ‘self-defense’. However the man’s death has been ruled a homicide, with the State Medical Examiner’s office finding St. Clair died of suffocation and blunt force trauma to the head. Police believe Davis altered the crime scene to make it look like the men had had a fight before he called 911. ‘We continued our investigation and uncovered evidence that led us to believe that this was more than just a fight,’ Sheriff Mike Booth said.The District Attorney is now handling the case and Davis will likely face a murder charge.
I am calling total bullshit on this accidental “wedgie” death, and think we should call this exactly what it is, first degree murder. As an older brother and former football player, I have given wedgies, and I have been the victim of wedgies. Not to mention Titty Twisters, Purple Nurples, Indian Burns, Wet Willies, Melvins, that move where someone flicks you in one testicle, and straight up roundhouse kicks to the crotch. I have held a younger kid from the top of the bleachers by his underwear, while a fellow large football player grabbed him by the ankles, and sprinted until his underwear ripped and he fell from the top of the bleachers. Yes, I understand that if this was done in today’s anti-bullying culture, I probably would have received a lethal injection or at least prison time for a bullying atrocity this severe. The point is, the kid who received this brutal wedgie walked funny for a few days, but was ultimately fine and probably went on to bully others. The victim in this case was never in danger of suffocating and received no blunt force trauma to the head. What I’m saying is let’s not blame the wedgie in this case, that defense is not going to hold up in court, this was a straight up first degree homicide.