Ex-NYPD Officer Found Guilty Of Murdering His 8-Year-Old Son

A former police officer who served for the NYPD has been found guilty of murdering his 8-year-old son. The young boy was killed in January 2020.

Michael Valva, 40, has been found guilty of murdering his 8-year-old son
Michael Valva, 40, has been found guilty of murdering his 8-year-old son

40-year-old former NYPD officer, Michael Valva, forced his 8-year-old son, Thomas, to sleep in an unheated garage in below-freezing temperatures in January 2020, an act that resulted in the child's death.

Valva was found guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder. The former cop is looking at a potential sentence of 25 years behind bars.

Investigators working on the case produced evidence that showed Valva along with his then-girlfriend, Angela Pollina, were guilty of neglect and physical abuse against his children between September 2017 and January 2020.

The East Moriches School District described how Thomas and his brother Anthony would often arrive at school, dirty, cold, hungry, and covered in bruises, cuts, and scratches.

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said: "This guilty verdict will not bring back 8-year-old Thomas, who suffered immense cruelty at the hands of his father, the same person who was entrusted to protect, provide, and unconditionally love Thomas and his older brother Anthony.

"While there is nothing that we can do to bring Thomas back, we are satisfied with the jury's decision."

Michael Valva is due to be sentenced on December 8.

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