Disgraced former NYPD cop Michael Valva, convicted of murder in the chilling death of his autistic son, was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years to life.
Judge William Condon handed down the sentence in Suffolk County, the maximum for Valva’s conviction in November of second-degree murder in the sickening case.
Valva, 43, was found guilty in the heartbreaking 2020 death of his 8-year-old son Thomas after the ex-cop locked the little boy in an unheated garage overnight.
Thomas died of hypothermia after being exposed to freezing temperatures for 16 hours, with the mercury dipping below 20 degrees. The boy’s older brother, Anthony, then 10, survived the same heinous treatment.
A rescue worker who fought to save baby Thomas testified at trial that Valva had ‘no emotions, no feelings of concern’ for his son – and told first responders he found the boy unconscious after hitting his head against a door frame.
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New York Post