First Kentuckian Exonerated Through DNA.

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.


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