Jim Morrison Pardon by Florida Governor: 'Seriously Considering'
The Florida governor is "seriously considering" pardoning dead rock star Jim Morrison of his indecent exposure conviction. Fans of the late singer's band The Doors and the group's Doors Collectors Magazine (DCM) have requested Morrison's record be cleared of the 1969 charges, following his premature death in 1971 from heart failure.
Florida governor Charlie Crist was challenged with a petition by the DCM last month, and has now questioned the legality of the charges for himself - accusations fans have branded "bogus". He says, "He died when he was 27. That's really a kid, when you think about it, and obviously he was having some challenges. There's some dispute about how solid the case was." The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek yesterday expressed his delight at the news and reiterated Morrison's innocence, saying he only pretended to expose himself at the 1969 concert.