Tags: US | Jim | Morrison | Pardon

Outgoing Fla. Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 07:27 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is looking to pardon long-dead rocker Jim Morrison who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami.

Morrison was lead singer for top 1960s rock act The Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the indecent exposure and profanity conviction when he died in 1971 in a Paris bathtub at age 40.

Crist told the St. Petersburg Times Tuesday that the more he looked into what happened that night, the more he thought it was right to seek a pardon. Morrison was fined and sentenced to six months in jail but never served that time.

A message left by The Associated Press with Crist's spokesman wasn't immediately returned.

Crist, a Republican-turned-independent, lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat earlier this month.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Amber Vinson's Mother: Nurse Followed Ebola Protocols

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:02 PM

The mother of nurse Amber Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus after treating patient Thomas Eric Dunca . . .

O'Reilly: Uneasy Voters Pick Dems Based Only on 'Emotion'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly says he knows why a majority of Americans say the country is "out of control" but conti . . .

Gov. Jindal: Some Louisianans Must Disclose Ebola Travel Plans

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 21:34 PM

With the White House unwilling to initiate a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's forced  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved