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Homicide by Wedgie* Killer Pleads Guilty (*Atomic Wedgie)

Brad Davis Mug Shot

Brad Davis Mug Shot

Brad Lee Davis killed his own stepfather last year by giving him an “atomic wedgie” (that is, pulling his underwear all the way over his head). The elder man was asphyxiated by the the elastic band from the garment that ended up around his neck. Prosecutors initially sought first-degree murder charges, but reached a deal where Davis plead guilty this week to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. That charge carries a four-year minimum, but prosecutors indicate they are still going to seek a 35-year sentence when the case goes before the judge for sentencing.

And this seems like the rare story that didn’t happen in Florida!

Holy Cow: Murder by Wedgie!

  • From the Chicago Tribune: “Oklahoma man charged with ‘atomic wedgie’ murder of stepfather

An Oklahoma man pulled his step-father’s underwear over his head, suffocating him. Apparently they were friends, but when the alleged victim started saying bad things about his pending divorce, Brad Davis became enraged and a fight broke out: ending by death by wedgie. The cause of death is officially asphyxiation and blunt force trauma. Davis is claiming self-defense, and says the deceased, Denver St. Clair, threw the first blow.

Brad Davis Mug Shot

Brad Davis Mug Shot

Oklahoma does have a stand your ground law. Though in this case, the question is the traditional self defense questions of whether the Defendant reasonably perceived himself to be in danger of death or great bodily harm, or whatever Oklahoma’s explicit definition is.

According to the Urban Dictionary, a wedgie, whereby the receiver’s pants are yanked up uncomfortably, becomes an “atomic wedgie” when said underpants are actually pulled over the head. Now you know.