Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son

He claimed he was entitled to $300 million estate
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2016 12:15 AM CDT
Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son
Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI.   (Chris O'Meara)

DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a source who has seen a sealed document in the case tells the AP. The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. TMZ, citing unnamed sources with direct knowledge of the case, first reported the DNA results. Williams had long asserted that he was Prince's son, though it's not clear whether Prince, who died of an accidental drug overdose on April 21, was aware of that. Before he went to prison, Williams was trying to launch a career as a hip-hop artist under the moniker Prince Dracula.

Williams claimed that his mother had unprotected sex with Prince at a Kansas City, Mo., hotel in 1976. Williams, a 39-year-old Kansas City man whose long criminal record includes drug and domestic violence charges, is serving nearly eight years in federal prison for unlawfully transporting a firearm in a stolen vehicle. Prince died with no known surviving children, and under Minnesota law, Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, several half-siblings, and a possible niece and grandniece currently stand to inherit shares of the estate. "There is really nothing to say," President Nelson, Tyka Nelson's son, says of the DNA findings. "There isn't much to say because it was never a thing." (Estate administrators are looking into ways to make Paisley Park a tourist attraction.)

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