Self-Declared Evil Stepmom GUILTY in freezing death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Mar 25 2023 • 37 mins

Emergency services are called to a New York home after reports of an unresponsive 8-year-old boy. His father says he fell in the driveway. Medical technicians and cops are suspicious considering the boy's body temperature is just 76 degrees. Thomas Valva dies and his policeman father and the stepmother are charged. Investigators say the couple left him overnight in a cold garage. The outside temperature was 19 degrees.

Former NYPD Officer Michael Valva was convicted in his son's death and sentenced to 25 years to life. It took just five hours of deliberation for a jury to also find Angela Pollina.  guilty of all counts:  second-degree murder and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • James Shelnutt - 27 years Atlanta Metro Area Major Case Detective, Swat officer Lawyer
  • Dr. Jeff Gardere - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Prof of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Author: 'The Causes of Autism” @drjeffgardere
  • Steven Lampley - Author, Speaker, Retired Police Officer and Undercover SVU Detective, Author, "12 and Murdered,",
  • Joe Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet" featured on "Poisonous Liaisons" on True Crime Network
  • Ray Caputo - Former Lead News Anchor for Orlando's Morning News, 96.5 WDBO

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