David Ostrom Wiki, Bio
David Ostrom is a 40-years-old man from Paola, Kansas. He requested a trial by combat to settle a custody dispute with his former wife Bridgette Ostrom. It prompted his ridiculous request from the HBO show Game of Thrones. He even explained the types of swords that can be used in warfare during court filing.
Wife and Children
David Ostrom is married to Bridgette Ostrom. But they have divorced a while. Bridgette Ostrom lives with their children in Shelby County, Iowa. his ex-wife is 38 years old as of 2020.
David Ostrom Case Details
The Ostroms have been embroiled in disputes over custody and visitation issues and property tax payments. His motion filed in Shelby county district court stemmed from his frustrations with his ex-wife’s.
Demands For Combat Trial
Ostrom has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney in a trial by combat that will settle their ongoing legal dispute. According to court records, Ostrom filed his motion for a trial by combat on 3 January 2020. In response, his ex-wife’s attorney, Matthew Hudson, requested that Ostrom lose his visitation rights and undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Ostrom has since filed another motion to formally accuse Hudson of misconduct.
David Ostrom, 40, asked the Iowa District Court in Shelby County to give him 12 weeks "lead time" in order to source or forge katana and wakizashi swords. https://t.co/p2XD7nlppW
— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) January 13, 2020
Ostrom has publicly stated that he made his unusual request in order to draw attention to his case. He says he feels that he has been treated unfairly as he and his former wife struggle to come to terms about custody going forward.
He says that the whole idea was to draw attention to the case and try to inspire some sort of change. Ostrom claims that in the custody battle with his ex-wife, the legal system is “stacked against men.
Ostrom was also specific about the type of weapons he felt could be used. The Carroll Times Herald reported that Ostrom suggested the combat be delayed for at least 12 weeks so that he would have enough time to “forge katana and wakizashi swords.