THOMAS VALVA: 8-year-old killed in Long Island, NY - January 2020 - Father (NYC Police Officer) & Stepmother Charged

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This is one of those child cases that are hard to read about. However, for some reason it is not getting much MSM coverage and little from Youtubers as well, I am unsure why since it certainly has, sadly, the elements to make it major news. It is not a new case but again, it is not getting a whole lot of coverage.

This article today is not the start of the case by any means. It does give a bit of a recap though. Read to the ending, the end says plenty about the two charged just with those remarks...

 
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I found someone who does cover this case. In looking, he has other videos about the case prior to this one... I hope to watch the others.

 

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NYPD cop accused of beating his autistic eight-year-old son and letting him freeze to death quits the force ahead of disciplinary hearing so that he can keep his pension​

An NYPD transit cop charged with murder of his eight-year-old son has quit the force so that he can keep a portion of his pension.

Michael Valva, 41, has been charged in the murder of his 8-year-old son, Thomas, who was allegedly starved, beaten and locked outside their Long Island home. He died of hypoterhmia after sleeping in an unheated garage on a freezing night on January 17.

Valva and his fiancée, 42-year-old Angela Pollina, have been charged with second-degree murder in Thomas' death.

Valva was given custoday of Thomas and his brother in September 2017 despite desperate pleas from Thomas' biological mother, Justyna Zubko-Valva, and concerns from school officials that they were being abused.

While Valva is awaiting his trial next year, he has made the decision to resign from the NYPD, rather than face disciplinary action from the police force.

John LoTurco, Michael Valva's lawyer, did this so he can protect what was already in his pension, the New York Daily News reports.

'The NYPD offered him a resignation without a disciplinary hearing, and that allowed him not to admit any culpability and just resign, allowed him to keep his pension,' LoTurco said. 'But in exchange, there's no salary going forward.'

Resigning will also allow Valva to retain his benefits for the foreseeable future.


Authorities were dispatched to the home where Thomas had been living at about 9.40am on January 17 after his father said the boy had fallen in the driveway and lost consciousness while running for the school bus.

Responding officers found Valva performing CPR on Thomas in the basement.

The little boy was rushed to Long Island Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was allegedly forced to sleep in the garage the night before, despite it being 19F outside, with no blankets.

Thomas' cause of death was determined to be hypothermia.

According to police, cameras and microphones that had been set up in Mike Valva's home captured audio of him and Angela taunting Thomas as he froze to death.

The audio files allegedly recorded the couple discussing the fact that Thomas was suffering from hypothermia, had been washed with cold water, couldn't walk and was 'face-planting' on the concrete.

They laughed as they said 'he's hypothermic' and that he had 'face-planted' the floor.

Pollina remarked: 'You know why he's falling?'.

Valva replied: 'Because he's cold.... boo f*****g hoo'.

Thomas' death has since prompted an investigation into the social services department and how it dealt with abuse allegations against the couple and the children who lived with them.

A separate task force will examine how the department handles cases of children with developmental disabilities.

Following his death, Thomas' brothers were placed in the custody of their mother.

Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers.


Thomas was one of six children in Mike and Angela's care who were living at the home at the time the little boy died. Thomas' brothers have since been placed in the custody of their mother while Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers

Thomas was one of six children in Mike and Angela's care who were living at the home at the time the little boy died. Thomas' brothers have since been placed in the custody of their mother while Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers
 

GrandmaBear

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NYPD cop accused of beating his autistic eight-year-old son and letting him freeze to death quits the force ahead of disciplinary hearing so that he can keep his pension​

An NYPD transit cop charged with murder of his eight-year-old son has quit the force so that he can keep a portion of his pension.

Michael Valva, 41, has been charged in the murder of his 8-year-old son, Thomas, who was allegedly starved, beaten and locked outside their Long Island home. He died of hypoterhmia after sleeping in an unheated garage on a freezing night on January 17.

Valva and his fiancée, 42-year-old Angela Pollina, have been charged with second-degree murder in Thomas' death.

Valva was given custoday of Thomas and his brother in September 2017 despite desperate pleas from Thomas' biological mother, Justyna Zubko-Valva, and concerns from school officials that they were being abused.

While Valva is awaiting his trial next year, he has made the decision to resign from the NYPD, rather than face disciplinary action from the police force.

John LoTurco, Michael Valva's lawyer, did this so he can protect what was already in his pension, the New York Daily News reports.

'The NYPD offered him a resignation without a disciplinary hearing, and that allowed him not to admit any culpability and just resign, allowed him to keep his pension,' LoTurco said. 'But in exchange, there's no salary going forward.'

Resigning will also allow Valva to retain his benefits for the foreseeable future.


Authorities were dispatched to the home where Thomas had been living at about 9.40am on January 17 after his father said the boy had fallen in the driveway and lost consciousness while running for the school bus.

Responding officers found Valva performing CPR on Thomas in the basement.

The little boy was rushed to Long Island Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was allegedly forced to sleep in the garage the night before, despite it being 19F outside, with no blankets.

Thomas' cause of death was determined to be hypothermia.

According to police, cameras and microphones that had been set up in Mike Valva's home captured audio of him and Angela taunting Thomas as he froze to death.

The audio files allegedly recorded the couple discussing the fact that Thomas was suffering from hypothermia, had been washed with cold water, couldn't walk and was 'face-planting' on the concrete.

They laughed as they said 'he's hypothermic' and that he had 'face-planted' the floor.

Pollina remarked: 'You know why he's falling?'.

Valva replied: 'Because he's cold.... boo f*****g hoo'.

Thomas' death has since prompted an investigation into the social services department and how it dealt with abuse allegations against the couple and the children who lived with them.

A separate task force will examine how the department handles cases of children with developmental disabilities.

Following his death, Thomas' brothers were placed in the custody of their mother.

Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers.


Thomas was one of six children in Mike and Angela's care who were living at the home at the time the little boy died. Thomas' brothers have since been placed in the custody of their mother while Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers's care who were living at the home at the time the little boy died. Thomas' brothers have since been placed in the custody of their mother while Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers

Thomas was one of six children in Mike and Angela's care who were living at the home at the time the little boy died. Thomas' brothers have since been placed in the custody of their mother while Pollina's daughters were placed in the custody of their biological fathers
The video above is worth watching and the guy has several on this case. It does start out with a lot of hellos to his followers, a technical thing or two, then he loses the sound for a minute but after that it flows. The further in and the ending are particularly noteworthy. This mother begged, begged, begged for help for her children to any agency she could, in court, to any reporter she could come up with, even to the president and this Youtuber showed some of her Twitter posts doing this. He is a retired NYC officer himself and yet he is not shy about calling this monster out and stating how the system failed the mother and the children and not just one agency. He also remarks on how little coverage this case is getting and wonders why.

He also goes into detail about the pension and how it works and states that some of the comments out there and articles have it wrong....

He plays a bit of a clip of the three boys, one runs from his father to his mother and the other two the dad hangs onto and one in particular is fighting his dad to get loose from him, this tiny boy with this big man. It is disturbing. She had video of this and what they were saying to the boys which was they had to hate their mother basically or deal with wrath. The schools documented much including weight loss once the dad had custody and more, it too was ignored.

Apparently the courts and agencies ignored it all. Proof positive even. I believe she had no money for an attorney and did not know which way to turn but she tried everywhere, repeatedly.

I don't know the deal but it shocks me that this man and the evil witch he was with apparently felt invincible and untouchable in that recordings were there and it was almost blatant, and outright public even at the school. Imo.

I hope we can help this case get some attention, at least here. The Youtuber asked that it be shared on social media and more. Well, I don't do much if any social media but thought I would make a thread here. If anyone here is on social media and shares such things, please share the case and updates, etc.

Also, interestingly, if I remember correctly, the father wants his case split from the stepmom. Actually, I can't recall if they are married but anyway, I wonder if he thinks he can pin it all on her. There is plenty that I have read that shows they were BOTH very into doing this to these boys...
 

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A former NYPD officer charged with killing his 8-year-old son on Long Island reportedly wants to toss out video of the boy freezing in his unheated garage.

Michael Valva’s lawyer, John LoTurco filed a motion Wednesday in Suffolk County court alleging cops searched Valva’s Center Moriches home both without a warrant and without his permission, Newsday reported. The paperwork asks a judge to throw out all evidence - video, recordings and statements - obtained in the search.

“I verbally requested that the police department leave my home by specifically asking them to please leave, yet my request was ignored,” Valva said in the affidavit, according to the newspaper.


The motion filed Wednesday also seeks to sever Valva’s prosecution from his co-defendant and fiancee Angela Pollina, who has also pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and child endangerment charges in Thomas’ death.
 

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A former NYPD officer charged with killing his 8-year-old son on Long Island reportedly wants to toss out video of the boy freezing in his unheated garage.

Michael Valva’s lawyer, John LoTurco filed a motion Wednesday in Suffolk County court alleging cops searched Valva’s Center Moriches home both without a warrant and without his permission, Newsday reported. The paperwork asks a judge to throw out all evidence - video, recordings and statements - obtained in the search.

“I verbally requested that the police department leave my home by specifically asking them to please leave, yet my request was ignored,” Valva said in the affidavit, according to the newspaper.


The motion filed Wednesday also seeks to sever Valva’s prosecution from his co-defendant and fiancee Angela Pollina, who has also pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and child endangerment charges in Thomas’ death.
This case is so atrocious. The mother looked for help for years upon years. It is really interesting daddy wants to sever charges from "stepmom" now (not married) as they were both despicable.

Hopefully there is no basis to throw this out. The couple I believe are the ones that called for assistance to report what happened (falsely)... The circumstances then discovered I would think and hope allowed the further actions.
 

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East Moriches school lit blue for Thomas Valva, one year after the 8-year-old's tragic death​

On the eve of the anniversary of his horrific death, a special blue light now glows for Thomas Valva at his elementary school in East Moriches.

Shining to the outside world from the windows of the tower that rises above the roof line of East Moriches Elementary school, the light serves as a tribute to Thomas’ life and brings awareness to the behavior that police say caused his death: child abuse.

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