Miriam Cedarbaum


Age: 86

federal judge who presided over Martha Steward's criminal trial in New York and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1986 when there were only two other district judges in Manhattan, but who had presided over hundreds of cases including the trial of a man convicted in a fail plot to set off a car bomb in Times Square and the trial of domesticity expert Martha Stewart who was convicted of lying to the government about a stock sale (she declared her innocence and served five months in prison).

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

Born: September 16, 1929

Died: February 5, 2016

New York City, New York