In episodes 5 and 6 of this podcast, I told you the story of 8-year-old Thomas Valva. Thomas and his two brothers were unjustly taken from their mother’s custody in 2017 and spent the next three years living with their father and his girlfriend, both of whom abused, starved, and tortured the boys. On January 17, 2020, Thomas and his 10-year-old brother, Anthony, both of whom were on the autism spectrum, were forced to sleep in the family’s unheated garage in their Long Island home. The following morning, Thomas became unresponsive and was later pronounced dead with a core temperature of 76 degrees. Michael Valva and Angela Pollina were arrested and charged with Thomas’s murder.
In this mega-episode, you’ll first hear episodes 5 and 6, followed by information I gave in subsequent update episodes.
Finally, I will provide all-new, in-depth coverage of the trials of Michael Valva and Angela Pollina, including the horrific details of the way they treated these innocent boys who never should have been ripped from their loving mother’s arms in the first place.
This is the infuriating story of Thomas Valva.
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