Guy Demands "Trial by Combat" in Divorce Court

Remember that scene in Game of Thrones when Tyrion Lanister asks for a "trial by combat"?

The same thing just happened in Iowa with a Kansas man.

No, really.

A guy from Kansas is going through a nasty divorce. And he recently filed a motion for a "trial by combat," like they do in "Game of Thrones."

USA Today reports:

David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, claims in court documents that his ex-wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, "destroyed (him) legally."
He asked the Iowa District Court in Shelby County to give him 12 weeks' "lead time" to source or forge katana and wakizashi swords, according to the Carroll Times Herald
Monday, Ostrom told the Des Moines Register he got the idea after learning about a case in 2016 in which New York Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo acknowledged that duels had not been abolished.
Ostrom said the motion stemmed from his frustrations with his ex-wife's attorney, Matthew Hudson.
"I think I've met Mr. Hudson's absurdity with my own absurdity," he said.
Ostrom said his ex-wifecan choose her attorney as a "champion," or stand-in fighter. 
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