Kansas Man Requests ‘Trial by Combat’ in Iowa Court to Settle Custody Dispute

Breitbart: A Kansas man has requested that an Iowa court grant his motion for a “trial by combat” to settle a custody dispute with his ex-wife and her attorney on the battlefield.

David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, has cited in court documents that his ex-wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, of Harlan, Iowa, has “destroyed (him) legally,” the Des Moines Register reported Monday.

The Carroll Times-Herald reported that Ostrom filed a request with the Iowa District Court in Shelby County to give him 12 weeks to source or forge Japanese swords used in battle.

“To this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States,” Ostrom argues in court records, adding that it was used “as recently as 1818 in British Court.”

Ostrom told the Register that he got the idea for the duel after he learned about a 2016 New York Supreme Court case in which New York Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo said that duels had not been abolished under state law.

Ostrom said the motion began when he became frustrated with his ex-wife’s attorney, Matthew Hudson, saying he wanted to take the fight to “the field of battle where (he) will rend their souls from their corporal bodies.”

Hudson filed a resistance to Ostrom’s trial by combat motion by doing a little spelling check. read more

8 Comments on Kansas Man Requests ‘Trial by Combat’ in Iowa Court to Settle Custody Dispute


    They are supposed to be a civilized way of resolving conflict, but they cause more expense, pain and suffering than not having them at all.

    Divorce and Child Custody cases just BLEED the parents for every dime because they know they can drag it out and parents will sacrifice all to save their own lives and those of their children.

    When men murder before or after the fact, it’s because they know the torture of court waiting for them is immense, so they get revenge the way they know how. So really, court is the source of violence against women because the courts are unfair towards men.

    Scumbags, every one of them.

  2. I think it’s a great idea! … a lot of folks would think twice about those idiot lawsuits if they had to duel it out

    it would free up the courts

    … but seriously, they wouldn’t want to turn off the revenue spigot any more than the lawyers … gad!, I loathe our system of ‘justice’


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