Joseph White’s estate will get settlement from state

The lawyer for a man wrongfully convicted in a 1985 murder says the man's estate will get the rest of his $500,000 settlement from the state of Nebraska.

Joseph White died Sunday after being fatally injured at work in Tarrant, Ala. He spent nearly 20 years in Nebraska prisons after being convicted in the 1985 rape and killing of Helen Wilson of Beatrice.

In 2008, he won a legal battle to have blood and semen samples from the crime scene tested for DNA. None matched his or that of the other five defendants. White's attorney is Robert Bartle.

Bartle says that White had gotten $25,000 from the state so far. Bartle says the rest will go to the estate, once the Legislature approves the payment.