Post by darkstar3 on Jan 27, 2011 1:40:10 GMT
The Miami Herald
September 21 1970
ROCK STAR MORRISON FACES JAIL
The self styled “King Of Orgasmic Rock” Jim Morrison was found guilt here yesterday of indecent exposure and profanity during a Dinner Key Auditorium concert last year.
The verdict by the three man, two women jury, which had heard 15 days of evidence in the courtroom of Criminal Court Judge Murray Goodman, means that the bearded, shaggy haired Morrison faces a prison term.
Judge Goodman set sentencing for October 23.
The singer vowed after his conviction, “This trial and its outcome won’t change my style because I maintain I did not do anything wrong.”
Maximum sentence on the two counts is eight months in jail and a $525 fine.
“I was shocked and it was disgusting,” Colleen Clay, 17, told the court during the trial.
The singer’s performance sparked several campaigns against indecency, including an Orange Bowl rally by 30,000 people.
But the jury found Morrison innocent of lewd and lascivious conduct and being drunk publicly.
During the trial, Judge Goodman, refused a request by defense attorney, Max Fink to take the jury to the rock musical play, “Hair” and the documentary film, “Woodstock” being shown locally.
Fink argued the play and film would show that Morrison did not violate current “Community Standards.”
The singer’s bond was raised from $5,000 to $50,000 by Judge Goodman after the convictions. He was booked into county jail and immediately released on the new bond.