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Morton Sobell, 101, Who Spent Years Denying His Role as Soviet Spy, Dies

Jan 31, 2019 - The New York Times

Morton Sobell, who was convicted in the Cold War spy trial that delivered Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to their deaths and divided the nation for decades, died on Dec. 26 in Manhattan, his son, Mark, confirmed on Wednesday. He was 101.

Mr. Sobell, whose death was not reported at the time, had lived in the Bronx and then on the Upper West Side and had recently been in a nursing home.

Serving 18 years in prison until 1969, Mr. Sobell asserted his innocence until 2008, when, in an inte...