>> The battle over Prince's estate is starting and the first claim to the music legends' fortune is coming from a federal prison. Lawyers for 39 year old Carlin Williams who is serving a seven and a half year sentence on a felony weapons charge filed a petition asking for a DNA test, claiming he might be the pop star's only legal heir.
Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, has claimed the performer left behind no will or surviving offspring. Questions about Prince's estate have loomed since his death last month. The value of his music catalog has been estimated at more than half a billion dollars. And that doesn't include any unreleased recordings he was said to have locked away in a vault at his Paisley Park home studio complex in Minnesota where he died.
Williams' petition comes with a sworn affidavit filed by a Missouri woman who claims she is Williams' mother and had sex with Prince in a Kansas City hotel room in 1976. Before being sentenced in 2014, Williams was twice convicted on drug charges and for resisting arrest. His lawyers say his criminal record should have no bearing on his claim.