Jan 15, 2020 5:06 PM

Omaha man takes plea deal in Sarpy County slaying

Posted Jan 15, 2020 5:06 PM
Christopher Reagan (Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Photo)
Christopher Reagan (Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A man is scheduled to be sentenced March 25 for his role in a suburban Omaha slaying.

Sarpy County District Court records say Christopher Reagan, 47, of Omaha, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Papillion to second-degree murder, use of a weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Prosecutors lowered the murder charge against Reagan and dropped another charge in return for his pleas.

Reagan and three other people were charged after the attempted robbery and the stabbing death of Brent Quigley on June 29, 2018. Officers found Quigley lying near the front door of his Bellevue home with at least 20 stab wounds.

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Jan 15, 2020 5:06 PM
Kansas man asks judge for sword battle with ex-wife, lawyer
Shelby County, Iowa Courthouse (Google Image)

HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies.

David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, said in a Jan. 3 court filing that his former wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, of Harlan, Iowa, and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, had “destroyed (him) legally.” The Ostroms have been embroiled in disputes over custody and visitation issues and property tax payments.

The judge had the power to let the parties “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally," David Ostrom said, adding in his filing that trial by combat "has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States."

He also asked the judge for 12 weeks' time so he could secure Japanese samurai swords.

His motion filed in Shelby County District Court stemmed from his frustrations with his ex-wife's attorney, Ostrom told The Des Moines Register.

"I think I've met Mr. Hudson's absurdity with my own absurdity," Ostrom said, adding that his former wife could choose Hudson to act as her champion.