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Crist will pursue Jim Morrison pardon



Gov. Charlie Crist said he has made up his mind and will pursue a posthumous pardon of rock icon Jim Morrison of the Doors, who was convicted of exposing himself during a Miami concert in 1969.

Crist said he began looking into the case a couple years ago after he was asked about it by a news reporter.

“The more I looked into it, the more I felt the right thing to do would be to try bring about a pardon,” Crist said Tuesday in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times. “And I’ve reached that conclusion now, that’s what I’m going to do.”

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[Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:26pm]


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