Ex-NYPD cop Michael Valva put his children through years of hellish abuse — culminating in the 2020 freezing death of his autistic 8-year-old son, prosecutors alleged Wednesday during opening statements at his murder trial.
Little Thomas Valva and his 10-year-old brother Anthony were bruised, starved and forced to sleep on dog pads by their dad and his then-fiancée Angela Polina, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Laura Newcombe told jurors, according to Newsday.
“I will beat them until they bleed,” Valva allegedly once texted Polina about the boys, Newcombe said. “It is the only thing that works.”
The brothers, both of whom had special-needs,...