Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were charged with conspiracy to commit espionage and brought to trial on March 6, 1951;

On March 29 they were found guilty, and on April 5,1951 the couple was sentenced to death.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison on June 19, 1953. Both proclaimed their innocence up to the time of their deaths.