Update: Morrison Pardon Granted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Clemency Board has posthumously pardoned singer Jim Morrison of The Doors for his
40-year-old conviction on indecent exposure and profanity charges.

Outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist requested the pardon Thursday. The Clemency Board unanimously granted it.

Crist expressed doubts that Morrison actually exposed himself during a rowdy March 1, 1969, concert in Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium.

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

The Doors members insist that Morrison teased the crowd, but never actually exposed his penis. Fans have given differing accounts in the did-he-or-didn't-he debate.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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