What a horror for this child. Did his autism play a role in his abuse? Imagine forcing a child to stay in an unheated garage in sub-freezing (or any) temps. God rest the young boy's soul. We know what happens to police officers in prison, add child murder as his crime and he won't stand much of a chance. Cry me a Hudson River. KR
A New York City cop was charged Friday with murder after police say he forced his autistic 8-year-old to spend the night in a freezing garage after abusing him, according to reports.
Michael Valva, 40, was arrested Friday morning by police in Suffolk County, Long Island, Fox 5 New York reported.
His fiancée, Angelina Pollina, 42, was also charged with murder in the boy's death.
The boy, Thomas Valva, died Jan. 17, the station reported.
That's when Valva called police to report the boy was unconscious after falling in the driveway of their home in Center Moriches, the station reported.
Authorities said the boy had been subjected to freezing temperature overnight in the unheated garage when the outside temperatures dipped to 19 degrees, Fox 5 reported.
Thomas’ body temperature was 76 degrees before he reached the hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the station.
Investigators said the boy had never fallen in the driveway and had head and facial injuries that indicated signs of abuse.
Read more here at Fox 5 New York.