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Florida Clemency Board to pardon Jim Morrison

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist now has enough votes to get the state's Executive Clemency Board to pardon Doors singer Jim Morrison for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction.

Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Wednesday she'll vote for the pardon, giving Crist the second of two other board members he needs for approval. Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson had already said he would support it. Attorney General Bill McCollum hasn't said how he'll vote.

The board will vote on the pardon Thursday.

Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. Crist leaves office Jan. 4.

The governor says he has doubts about whether Morrison exposed his penis during a rowdy Miami concert on March 1, 1969.

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