David Ostrom and ex-wife Bridgette Ostrom have been caught up in a messy custody battle as they work through the final steps of their divorce.
But now David has thrown caution to the wind and has requested a trial by combat to determine the fate of their futures. Ostrom wrote in a court filing that, “I now wish to give them the chance to meet me on the field of battle, where I will REND THEIR SOULS from their … bodies.”
He has asked the judge for a three month delay in order to "obtain Japanese samurai swords." Ostrom argued that, “to this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States,” adding trial by combat had been used “as recently as 1818 in British Court.”
In addition, David Ostrom said his ex-wife could let her attorney stand in her place as her "champion" if she so desired.
The judge presiding over the case said “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.”
Hey, it was worth a shot.