Tallmadge dad Daniel Tighe indicted in murder of girlfriend Wendy Ralston and son Peyton

AKRON - The Summit County Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment against the man accused of murdering girlfriend and their five-year-old son.

Daniel Tighe, 39, has been charged with aggravated murder with two specifications for death, two counts of tampering with evidence, two counts of domestic violence and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse in connection with the deaths of Wendy Ralston, 31, and Peyton, 5.

If convicted of aggravated murder with at least one death specification, Tighe can be sentenced to death.

"October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and unfortunately, this case illustrates how a violent domestic relationship can easily turn deadly and how children, who often witness the abuse, are not immune to the same violence," said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

"While Domestic Violence does not always escalate to murder, close to a third of all female murder victims were killed by an intimate partner."

Tighe has been in the Summit County Jail since Oct. 3. An arraignment date has not been announced.

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