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Florida Governor Considers Pardoning Jim Morrison

November 9th, 2010 11:32am EST

Charlie CristOfficials in Florida are considering granting Jim Morrison a posthumous pardon to clear his name over indecent exposure charges dating back to 1969.

The Doors frontman was convicted of drunkenly exposing himself on stage at a concert in Miami and handed a six month jail term and a $500 fine. He was appealing the sentence when he died of a heart attack in 1971.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is now deciding whether to offer the late rocker clemency, effectively clearing him of the charges.

Crist's deputy press secretary, Chris Cate, says, "The governor is considering the clemency," while spokesman Sterling Ivey adds, "The Jim Morrison pardon is an issue he has been asked about repeatedly... it is something he is certainly willing to look at."

Pardons must be put to the state's Board of Executive Clemency on December 9th.

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