Gov. Charlie Crist said Monday that he has asked lawyers to begin researching the case of Jim Morrison, the Florida native who was convicted of indecent exposure and profanity in 1970 for an infamous concert held in Miami the year before. Morrison died in 1971 while his case was on appeal. Fans of the Lizard King have been clamoring for years for a posthumous pardon, but they launched a new effort again when Crist was elected.
Crist initially said he was open to reviewing the Morrison case, but now he said he is considering a pardon, saying the fact that Morrison was 27 at the time of his death and the fact that his appeal had yet to be considered was "a unique circumstance" that may warrant action.