Florida To Pardon Jim Morrison
The state's Executive Clemency Board will vote to pardon the Doors' singer for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist now has the votes he needs for the state's Executive Clemency Board to pardon Doors lead singer Jim Morrison for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction, according to the Associated Press.
Morrison was appealing the conviction -- which stemmed from a concert given at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami -- when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971 of an apparent drug overdose.
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said today she'll vote for the posthumous pardon, giving Crist the second of two other board members he needs for approval. Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson had already said he would support it. Attorney General Bill McCollum hasn't said how he'll vote.
The board takes votes on Thursday.
The governor, who leaves office Jan. 4, says he has doubts about whether Morrison exposed his penis during a rowdy Miami concert on March 1, 1969.
Doors drummer John Densmore agreed, telling The Hollywood Reporter that Morrison was charged with the wrong thing.
"He was drunk and disorderly, but he didn't whip it out," Densmore explained.