April 10, 2007 23:38
TV producer calls for Jim Morrison pardon
Doors singer's indecent exposure conviction may be quashed
A conviction of indecent exposure against legendary Doors frontman Jim Morrison may be quashed, almost 40 years after he was charged.
TV Producer Dave Diamond has sought the pardon from Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is said to be reviewing the case.
Morrison was arrested following a 1969 Miami concert during which and was charged with indecent exposure and profanity.
Diamond’s intention is to have Morrison, a Florida native, remembered as an artist and not as a criminal. He is arguing that had the incident occurred in the current times, the singer would not have been charged.
Morrison suffered heart failure in Paris two years after the incident. He was 27. At the time of his death, the case was still under appeal.
--By our New York staff.
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