Kansas man requests ’trial by combat’ in order to settle custody battle

Kansas man requests ’trial by combat’ in order to settle custody battle

A court in Iowa was approached by a Kansas man, who asked the court to grant him permission for a ’trial by combat’. David Ostrom wants to ’rend the souls’ of his ex-wife Bridgette Ostrom and her attorney from their ’corporal bodies’. Ostrom claimed that his ex-wife had ’destroyed him legally’. He has asked the court to give him 12 weeks’ ’lead time’ to source a katana and wakizashi swords.

Dave 3 days

He does know that traditionally trial by combat between spouses was allowed, both using swords, however the man was buried up to his waist, sometimes with one arm literally tied behind his back, right?

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 3 days

Have it streamed and televised, make some money on it.

christine hancock
christine hancock 3 days

A trial by combat, maybe. Or you could simply demand a paternity test.

Tsila Noitan (Edited)
Tsila Noitan (Edited) 3 days


Daddy Tito
Daddy Tito 3 days

The ole 2 birds 1 stone approach.

America 3 days

It's stories like these that make me wonder how long till the TV show called "Owe My Balls" becomes a thing.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 3 days

lol this guy is nuts.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 3 days

Yeah... that's not a thing, at least not today.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 3 days

I wish the world didn't have guns, so we could focus more on sword fighting and killing a guy with one punch

Carol 3 days

Is he serious?!!

No One
No One 2 days

big, if true... (grabs popcorn)

Ywacch 3 days

Nice otaku

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 3 days


Ray Love
Ray Love 2 days

We need more of this.

flinx101 2 days

Corporeal, not corporal.

Adrian 2 days

How is this news?

Argaveus 2 days

This man is a Chad among mere mortals

SimonR 2 days

If child support didn't exist these custody battles wouldn't either. Stop having children with terrible people.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 2 days


christine hancock
christine hancock 3 days

And I thought divorce was invented specifically to avoid having marriages end in violence.

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