Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Wedgie Murder
The victim, Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, died after he was knocked unconscious and the elastic band from his ripped underwear was pulled over his head. The band ended up pressed tightly against his throat, strangling him.
The victim also suffered head wounds that prosecutors say would have been fatal if he hadn't died from the wedgie first.
The judge reportedly could have given the killer, Brad Lee Davis, as little as four years, but found so many aspects of the case troubling--Davis reportedly took photos of the man struggling for air, rather than helping him to get assistance--he gave him a full 30 years.
The judge said he will reconsider his decision at a review in a year to 18 months.