Report: Gov. Crist may pardon Jim Morrison for 1969 indecent exposure conviction

November 10th, 2010 by Staff

TALLAHASSEE —
With only about two months left in office, Gov. Charlie Crist is considering a posthumous pardon for legendary rocker Jim Morrison, who was charged with indecent exposure after a South Florida concert, Florida Today reported.

Morrison, lead singer for The Doors, was charged after allegedly exposing himself during a March 1, 1969, concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium — which is now the Coconut Grove Convention Center.

The flamboyant frontman was eventually convicted of indecent exposure and profanity, but never served time before his 1971 death in Paris.

For years, fans of The Doors have sought a pardon for Morrison. In 2007, Crist first indicated a willingness to examine the issue.


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