The news is out: [Michael Valva, the Long Island father charged with murder after his 8-year-old son, Thomas, died from severe hypothermia after allegedly being forced to spend a January night in a frigid garage, has resigned from the New York Police Department, in a bid to save his pension.
A New York City police officer and his fiancée are accused of killing his 8-year-old son after making the boy, who has autism, sleep in their unheated garage overnight in sub-freezing temperatures.
Michael Valva and Angela Pollina were arrested Friday on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Thomas Valva, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said at a press conference.
On the morning of Jan. 17, Michael Valva called police to report that his son had fallen in the driveway of his Center Moriches home while waiting for the school bus. Valva said his son had fallen an hour earlier and was unconscious.
Upon arrival, officers found Valva administrating CPR on his son in the home’s basement.
Thomas was rushed to Long Island Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Hart said. His body temperature was only 76 degrees when he arrived at the hospital, indicating that he may have been dead for hours.
Think of the horror that child suffered. If they can do it to close family, imagine what they will do to you.