Convicted killer sentenced to two life terms

Convicted killer sentenced to two life terms

TALLMADGE, OH (WOIO) - The man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and their five-year-old son was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison Wednesday.

41-year-old Daniel Tighe murdered Wendy and Peyton Ralston on July 23, 2013 and hid their bodies in a wooded area behind their home on Stone Creek Drive in Tallmadge.

On August 10, Tallmadge Police were called to the home after Wendy's mother found two unusual bundles. Tallmadge Police discovered the remains of Wendy and Peyton inside the bundles.

Tighe was convicted of aggravated murder, murder, domestic violence, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Judge Lynne Callahan imposed a sentence of life without parole, which the jury recommended, for the murder of Peyton Ralston.

Judge Callahan then imposed another life sentence with parole eligibility after 15 years for the murder of Wendy Ralston.

The judge also sentenced Tighe to another two years for gross abuse of a corpse.

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