Thomas Valva Case: New Attorney Calls Death 'Tragic Accident,' Says Michael Valva 'Emotionally Distraught'Prominent criminal defense attorney John LoTurco will receive $75 an hour to defend the suspended NYPD officer after multiple lawyers refused. Legal Aid does not take on homicide cases.
Thomas Valva Case: Michael Valva Says He Can't Afford To Hire An Attorney"I just don't have the funds, and I have no idea how to represent myself," Michael Valva said.
Thomas Valva Case: Prosecutors Paint 'Cruel, Callous, Wanton Evil' Picture Of Life In Father's HomeFather Michael Valva's extensive audio and video surveillance system recorded it all and turned out to be the undoing of the couple.
Thomas Valva Case: Boy's Mother Delivers Heart-Wrenching Testimony At Heated Public Hearing With LegislatorsThere was constant interruption throughout a meeting with Nassau County legislators, who gathered to be proactive in finding out the needs of Child Protective Services.
Thomas Valva Case: CBS2 Investigates How The 8-Year-Old's Mother Lost Custody In CourtCourt records reveal exchanges between Justyna and a judge during bitter hearings involving custody of all three of her sons, Tommy, Andrew and Anthony.
Thomas Valva Case: Suffolk County Social Services Commissioner Makes First Public Comments Since Boy's DeathAs Michael Valva and fiancee Angela Pollina convinced courts to grant them sole custody, Justyna Zubko-Valva obtained audio of her three sons and posted it on social media.
Thomas Valva Case: CBS2 Obtains Abuse Complaint Records, Custody Hearing Transcripts As Investigation Into His Death ContinuesTwo and a half weeks after the death of Thomas Valva allegedly at the hands of his NYPD father, a community remains in mourning with many unanswered questions.
Thomas Valva Case: Child Protective Services Union Chief Speaking Out On Boy's Abuse, DeathChild protective services caseworkers assigned to Thomas Valva's case are reported to be anguished and heartbroken at the 8-year-old boy's death, allegedly at the hands of an abusive father.
Thomas Valva Case: Funeral Held For 8-Year-Old As Outcry Demands Change On Long IslandPolice said the boy died of hypothermia after being forced to sleep in an unheated garage as temperatures dipped to 19 degrees.
Suffolk Residents Demand Justice For 8-Year-Old Thomas Valva's 'Preventable' Death: 'We Beg, We Plead, Protect Our Children'Police said the boy was forced to sleep in an unheated garage while in the care of his father Michael Valva -- an NYPD officer who has been charged with second-degree murder.
Funeral Arrangements Set For 8-Year-Old Thomas Valva As Parents Face Murder Charges In CourtSuffolk County police said the boy died after being forced to sleep in a freezing cold garage.
Father, Fiancee Face Murder Charges In Death Of 8-Year-Old Thomas Valva On Long IslandSuffolk County police say it's one of the most disturbing cases in the history of the county - an NYPD officer and his fiancee accused of murdering an autistic child.