AKRON -- A northeast Ohio court has set a September trial date for a man charged in the slayings of his ex-girlfriend and their 5-year-old son.

A Summit County court scheduled a jury trial beginning Sept. 2 for 39-year-old Daniel Tighe of Akron.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder with two death specifications, murder and gross abuse of a corpse.

Tighe is charged in the death of 31-year-old Wendy Ralston and their son Peyton. Ralston's mother contacted police in August after she visited their home and discovered human remains. Tallmadge police have said the victims apparently were dead 18 days before the bodies were found.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Tighe remains in custody on a $2 million bond.

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