Deceased Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison Might Be Cleared Of Indecent Exposure Charge
Too little clothing on, too late? [lastfm]Doors [/lastfm]vocalist [lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm] may be deceased but apparently Florida Governor Charlie Crist has promised to possibly honor a petition by Morrison fans to posthumously clear his name from an “indecent exposure” charge.
Morrison was convicted of exposing himself on stage at a concert in Miami in 1969. He pled not-guilty and was appealing the charges when he suffered a fatal heart attack in Paris in 1971.
Outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist promised fans he would look at the case and told Washington blog the Hill: “Candidly, it’s something that I haven’t given a lot of thought to, but it’s something I’m willing to look into in the time that I have left. Anything is possible.”
TV producer from Ohio, Dave Diamond, began the petition to clear Morrison’s name and he remains optimistic: “This is the last chance Gov. Crist will have with the board to make good on his 2007 commitment to give this longstanding case a fair review and a vote in favour for or against the special posthumous pardon request. We are still hopeful that he will see this case through. He’s the only governor in Florida that’s even acknowledged this effort at all, and we appreciate his time towards this matter.”
In a twist of fate, the Florida’s Board of Executive Clemency is scheduled to meet in Dec. 9 — the day after what would have been Morrison’s 67th birthday.
- What do you think? Is this case a lost cause? Should the outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist focus on something more modern and pressing?