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ME: "Wedgie" led to McLoud man's death

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Brad Davis
Brad Davis
Updated: 1/09 9:22 am Published: 1/08 4:06 pm

A McLoud man said his stepfather died after he gave him an "atomic wedgie."

According to the probable cause affidavit, Brad Davis said he and his stepfather, Denver Lee St. Clair, were arguing on Dec. 21 because St. Clair was speaking ill about Davis' mother. He told police a fight followed, and in the midst of the fight, he gave St. Clair a "wedgie." Davis explained to police that meant he pulled St. Clair's underwear up over his head.

Davis told police St. Clair hit him with a TV tray and that started the fight, Davis said he punched St. Clair during the fight. Davis said St. Clair threw the first punch.

Davis' mother and brother told police that St. Clair had a history of violence and was aggressive when he'd been drinking. They also said St. Claire believed Davis had burned down his shop last year. Davis said that was part of what led to the fight.

The medical examiner believes that St. Clair died from asphyxiation due to the "wedgie" and from blunt-force trauma to the head.

Davis was arrested on a murder complaint.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/9/2014 7:22 AM
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Is any part of this self defense??
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