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Daniel Tighe found guilty on two murder charges; death penalty possible at sentencing hearing March 16

Daniel Tighe’s head sank in defeat as a jury Friday afternoon convicted him of murder in the deaths of his 5-year-old son and the boy’s mother.

The verdicts mean Tighe potentially faces a death sentence when the same Summit County jury returns to common pleas court March 16 to decide his punishment.

Family and friends of Wendy Ralston and her son, Peyton, whose bodies were found outside their Tallmadge home in August 2013, tearfully hugged each other after Judge Lynne Callahan read the verdicts aloud. Family members declined to comment as they left the courtroom.

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