The Latest: Mother of inmate doesn't believe test results

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 4:28 PM
The Latest: Mother of inmate doesn't believe test results

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on DNA test results showing a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, according to a person who has seen a sealed document: (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

The mother of a Colorado prison inmate who claims to be Prince's son says she doesn't believe reports that DNA results show Carlin Q. Williams' claim is false.

Marsha Henson, sitting in a lawn chair in her Kansas City backyard Wednesday afternoon, told The Associated Press she was unaware of the results.

"I don't believe that. I think they're positive," she said before ending the conversation and referring additional questions to her attorney.

Williams claimed that Henson had unprotected sex with Prince at a Kansas City, Missouri, 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.

DNA test results show Williams is not Prince's son, a person who has seen a sealed document told The Associated Press.

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2 p.m.

DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a person who has seen a sealed document said Wednesday.

The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million.

The person who spoke to The Associated Press was not authorized to release the finding and therefore requested anonymity.

TMZ, citing unnamed sources with direct knowledge of the case, first reported the DNA results.

Prince died of an accidental drug overdose on April 21 and no will has emerged for him. He had no known surviving children although a few other people besides Williams have filed documents claiming Prince was or might have been their father.

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.

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Associated Press reporters Amy Forliti in Minneapolis and Jim Suhr in Kansas City, Missouri, contributed to this story.