William Gregory, 59, was convicted in 1993 of raping one woman and attempting to rape another. Gregory was freed in 2000 after DNA tests showed that seven hairs found in a stocking mask used by the rapist couldn't have been his.
Gregory was the first Kentuckian exonerated through DNA. The $700,000 settlement was paid by the state on behalf of the forensic examiner who said the hairs from the mask were Gregory's.
A settlement from a lawsuit with the city of Louisville, Ky., is still pending.