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 obtained on
Police arrested Davis on Tuesday. 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.
Davis was being held in Pottawatomie County without bond. His
lawyer was not immediately available for comment.
(Editing by Jon Herskovitz and David Gregorio)
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