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Morrison's Widow And Pardon

Morrison's Widow And Pardon - Patricia Kennealy Morrison, widow of 1960s pop star Jim Morrison, told CNN Thursday that if her husband were alive "he would tear this pardon to shreds, it's not applicable, it's meaningless, because he didn't do anything to be pardoned for."

She said members of the Florida Clemency Board, who granted Morrison a posthumous pardon earlier in the day at the behest of Gov. Charlie Crist, took the wrong action.

Morrison's Widow And Pardon

"They should have expunged the verdict. It should have been overturned as fraud," she said. "My husband never exposed himself. There is not a single photograph showing any such thing. Of the thousands of people at that concert, who has come forward to join the one person who claims she saw him expose himself on stage? No one. Because he never did it."

Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure four days after the 1969 Miami concert. He was later convicted and appealed the conviction. But, at age 27, he died of a heart attack in Paris before his appeal could be heard.

"It was all cheap, political posturing," Patricia Morrison said of Crist's move to secure the pardon.

Morrison's Widow And Pardon


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