A man who murdered his ex-fiancĂ© and then shot himself in 2005 was memorialized two weeks ago at a city softball park in Erskine, Minnesota, according to the Star Tribune.
David Defrang, who coached youth baseball and basketball teams before his murder-suicide, was honored with a plaque in Erskine Athletic Park which reads, â€śIn loving memory of David DeFrang, whose love and devotion to our children is greatly appreciated,â€? according to the Star Tribune.
The Polk County Sheriffâ€™s Office said Defrang, 44, shot Tina Gerving, 39, to death on January 23, 2005, according to the Star Tribune. Gerving had called off their wedding two weeks earlier.
According to Patty Morrison, who coordinated the effort to put the plaque up, the murder-suicide was â€śone of those things that is impossible to explain,â€? the Grand Forks Herald reported.
Gervingâ€™s aunt, Linda Emerson, was displeased to hear of the plaque.
â€śYeah? Why donâ€™t they make on for Charles Manson, too?â€? she said, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
According to Morrison, Defrang was well-liked by the community. â€śEvery day in here would make us laugh. He was just a very, very happy person,â€? she said, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Emerson disagreed.
â€śHe was a very egotistical S.O.B.,â€? she said, according to the Grand Forks Herald. â€śHe wore a T-shirt like that to show it. It said 'It's All About Me.'â€?