Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades “making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct,” died Sunday.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades “making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct,” died Sunday.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades “making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct,” died Sunday.