Many people have fallen victim to a wedgie, the yanking of one’s underpants up from behind by the elastic waistband. Fewer have fallen prey to the dreaded “atomic wedgie,” which Urban Dictionary defines as “When one is still in undewear (sic) and someone pulls up on the waistband and tries to pull it over the recivers (sic) head.”
While both wedgies are usually attempted in jest, one atomic wedgie turned deadly in Oklahoma.
Brad Davis, 34, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his stepfather Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, after a fight between the two that led to Davis administering an atomic wedgie on St. Clair that caused his death.
After the fight, which end with St. Clair being rendered unconscious, Davis administered the atomic wedgie. Davis pulled the elastic waistband all the way over St. Clair’s head and around his neck, causing asphyxiation.
Davis was originally charged with first-degree murder, but the plea bargain saw him plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
Davis, a former Marine, “had been bullied all his life by this guy (St. Clair),” according to Davis’s lawyer, and he “was just tired of taking it.”
The altercation occurred on Dec. 21, 2013, after the pair had been drinking and St. Clair allegedly made disparaging remarks about Davis’ mother, from whom St. Clair was estranged.
Davis, facing between four and 35 years for manslaughter in the case, will remain held without bond until his sentencing in July.