Man Asks Judge to Approve 'Trial by Combat' With His Ex-Wife

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David Ostrom, 40, claims in court papers that ex-wife Bridgette Ostrom, 38, and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, have already "destroyed (him) legally" in their ongoing legal battle in her hometown in Iowa.

David Ostrom explained to CBS affiliate KCTV News that he chose to submit the court filing to request a trial by combat because he feels he has run out of options. Ostrom added that he didn't think Hudson would have the "guts" to actually meet him in a physical confrontation.

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". Ostrom even suggested to his ex-wife to choose Hudson as her "champion".

Iowa District Court in Shelby County.

David Ostrom asked the judge to grant him 12 weeks in order to find or forge a high-quality Japanese katana sword for the battle. In it, the motion demands that the court sanction a trial by combat to resolve disputes over illegal telephone and electronic contact, as well as unpaid property taxes.

"It should be noted that just because the USA and Iowa constitutions do not specifically prohibit battling another person with a deadly katana sword, it does prohibit a court sitting in equity from ordering same", Hudson wrote, according to the Register.

Ostrom admitted to misspelling 'corporeal, ' but denied any mental health issues and pointed out that a duel need not end in death - one party could "cry craven" and yield to the other.

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The man said sword fights were used "as recently as 1818 in British Court" to settle disputes.

"I think I've met Mr. Hudson's absurdity with my own absurdity", Ostrom reportedly said in a filing to the court.

"Although [Ostrom] and [the] potential combatant do have souls to be rended, they respectfully request that the court not order this done..."

Interestingly, Supreme Court Justice Philip G. Minardo acknowledged that trial by combat was technically legal in the United States because it had never been abolished.

"Trial by combat was still regarded as a legitimate method for dispute resolution when the Constitution was ratified by the United States and by the original 13 colonies", Ostrom wrote in his request, according to court records.

Citing irregularities with both camps' motions and responses, Judge Craig Dreismeier noted in his own filing on Monday that he is not keen on issuing a decision anytime soon, the Associated Press reports.

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