Mom of autistic boy, 8, who ‘froze to death in garage’ voiced fears cop dad would ‘kill my kids’

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Mom of autistic boy, 8, who ‘froze to death in garage’ voiced fears cop dad would ‘kill my kids’

THE mother of an eight-year-old autistic boy allegedly killed by his New York cop father voiced fears for his safety more than two years before his death, it has emerged.

Justyna Zubko-Valva, whose son Thomas died after reportedly being locked in a freezing garage, told a teacher her estranged husband would “kill my kids” the same day as losing a custody battle in September 2017. Justyna Zubko-Valva, whose son Thomas died while in his father’s care, had earlier told officials that she feared for the lives of her children Credit: Facebook Eight-year-old Thomas died after allegedly being locked in a freezing cold garage at his father’s Long Island home Credit: GoFundMe Thomas’s father, NYPD cop Michael Valva, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder Credit: AP:Associated Press Thomas was found dead after emergency services responded to a call to the Long Island home of his father, Michael Valva, 40, on January 17.

Valva initially claimed Thomas had died after falling in the driveway while running to catch a school bus, but the Suffolk County Medical Examiner later determined his cause of death to be hypothermia.

The boy was reportedly beaten and locked out in a freezing cold garage on the night he died.

Valva and his fiance, Angela Pollina, 42, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder, though both deny any wrongdoing.

A judge had granted Valva custody over all three boys he and Justyna had together, and even denied Justyna access to them. ‘DEVOTED MOTHER’

In a phone call on the night […]

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