The Ninth District Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of Daniel Tighe for a double murder in 2013.

Tighe, 42, was convicted of the July 23, 2013, murder of Peyton Ralston, 5, his son, and Wendy Ralston, 31, Peyton’s mother. Tighe hid their bodies in a wooded area behind their shared residence in Tallmadge. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced Tighe to life in prison without parole.

In his appeal, Tighe argued the statements he made to investigators should not have been allowed during his trial and that police violated his rights. He also claimed there was insufficient evidence to support a conviction.

The Ninth District Court of Appeals disagreed and denied his appeal.