Doors’ Jim Morrison to get pardoned in Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Doors singer Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida after Gov. Charlie Crist got a commitment for enough votes from other members of the state’s Board of Executive Clemency to approve it.

Morrison, a Florida native, was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. The meeting Thursday comes 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 over what happened at the Miami concert was revived by Crist’s interest in the case. The surviving band members say a drunken Morrison teased the crowd, but never exposed himself.

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