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Trustees Seek DNA From James Brown's Body

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Trustees for James Brown have filed a
motion asking a South Carolina judge to allow D-N-A samples to be
taken from the body of the late soul singer. The material would be
used to prove the paternity of anyone claiming to be one of his
children.

One of Brown's trustees says several people have come forward
claiming the singer is their father in the two months since he died
of heart failure. Brown named six adult children in his will, and
his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, has said her young son also is Brown's
child.

A lawyer for Brown's trustees says Hynie and Brown's children
have agreed on burial plans but they haven't been made public. His
body remains in a gold casket at an undisclosed location.

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