Iowa Man Asks Judge To Let Him Settle Court Battle With Ex Via Trial By Combat

  • Either he wins, or he dies and doesn't have to deal with his ex anymore. He can't lose!


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From Kansas? Are You Sure? Sounds Like He’s From Some Weird Medieval Oz!

40-year-old David Ostrom of Paola, Kansas, recently was in court with his Ex-wife, where he asked to be allowed to sword fight with her. Bridgette Ostrom, 38-year-old from Harlan, Iowa, and her attorney Matthew Husdon had ‘destroyed him (Mr. Ostrom) legally.’ The Ostroms have had disputes over custody and visitation issues and property tax payments. Mr. Ostrom asked the judge to let them engage in a sword fight to ‘render their souls’ from their bodies.

Will The Judge Agree?

The judge had the power to let them “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally,” according to Mr. Ostrom. He said that trial by combat “has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in [the] United States.” He also asked for two weeks to secure Japanese samurai swords. This motion started in Shelby County District Court because of his frustration with his ex-wife’s attorney, according to The Des Moines Regester.

One Absurdity Met With Another, Right?

“I’ve met Mr. Hudson’s absurdity with my own,” he said. He added that his ex-wife could choose Mr. Hudson as her champion. Mr. Hudson argued in a legal response that could end in death, “such ramifications likely outweigh those of property taxes and custody issues.” He asked the judge to reject the request. Judge Craig Dreismeier said that he wouldn’t be issuing a decision anytime soon, citing irregularities in both sides’ motions and responses. “Until the proper procedural steps to initiate a court proceeding are followed, this court will take no further action concerning any motion, objection or petition filed by either party at this time,” Judge Dreismeier said.

Looks like Mr. Ostrom may just have time to get those swords!

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