Doors' Jim Morrison to get pardoned in Florida

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 9, 2010 13:04

The Doors singer Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has received a commitment for the second of two votes needed from other members of the state's Board of Executive Clemency to approve the pardon.

Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971.

Thursday's meeting will come a day after the singer would have turned 67.

Crist can't issue a pardon on his own. He and the three-member Cabinet serve as the Clemency Board. Approval is required by the governor and at least two other members.

The did-he-or-didn't-he debate has been revived by Crist's interest in the case. The surviving band members say a drunken Morrison teased the Miami crowd, but never exposed himself.


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