Man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, son loses appeal

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 slayings of his ex-girlfriend and their 5-year-old son.

The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports the Ninth District Court of Appeals denied 42-year-old Daniel Tighe’s appeal in the killings of 31-year-old Wendy Ralston and their son, Peyton.

Tighe was arrested in their deaths after Ralston’s mother found the decomposed remains wrapped in bedding in woods near her daughter’s home in Tallmadge (TAL’-mihj). Tighe was convicted and sentenced to life behind bars without parole.

He argued in his appeal that statements he made to investigators should not have been allowed during his trial and that police violated his rights.

His attorney, Donald Hicks, says he’s not sure whether they will appeal further.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal,

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