A former marine in
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma was arrested for killing his step-father.
Police say that they
were left absolutely speechless with the nature of the crime.
"I can't imagine
how you do that to your step-father. Choke him with his underwear," says
Brad Davis, 33, was
arrested for turning a common childhood prank into a means of committing
Detectives report that Davis
and his 58-year-old step-father, Denver St. Clair, were drinking alcohol together
inside the family home a few days before Christmas.
According to police, Davis
became angry when "St. Clair began speaking ill of Davis' mother" and
the two started fighting.
Davis insists his
step-father swung first, but the domestic dispute escalated when Davis knocked
his stepfather unconscious, grabbed his underwear and gave him an "atomic
"His underwear was
pulled up over his head and the elastic band was around his throat," says
Lt. Jimmy Brewer.
The medical examiner
reports the cause of death was a combination of blunt force trauma and
"And with the blunt
force trauma, that's a whole other issue too.
One of the two, either or, it was bad," adds Lt. Brewer.
After the fight, Davis
called 911 to report what happened but police believe he tampered with the
crime scene to make it look like he killed St. Clair in self-defense.
"People knew him. And then to be killed like that is just
outrageous. I mean, it's just like something you can't even imagine," says
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