Sons of Ethel Rosenberg plead with Obama to exonerate mother

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg plead with Obama to exonerate mother
12.01.2016
Exonerate Ethel 2016

BY ERIC TUCKER AND JOSH LEDERMAN
ASSOCIATED PRESS

December 1, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg returned to the White House on Thursday, more than 50 years after pleading unsuccessfully to spare her life, in a last-ditch appeal to President Barack Obama to exonerate her amid new evidence.

Rosenberg was executed in 1953 along with her husband, Julius, after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. But court records made public last year through a judge's order cast doubt on the conventional narrative of a Cold War espionage case that captivated the country. Read the full print story at the link above. See the AP video story here.