Man tries to prove link to Capone family

March 17, 2009 4:11:43 AM PDT
A man claiming to be Al Capone's grandson has filed court papers to protect the remains of the late Chicago mobster.Christopher Knight Capone is trying to prove his link to the Capone family.

He claims his father confessed to him before dying that he was the hidden son of Al Capone.

The Capone family has denied Christopher Capone's request for a DNA sample.

He says the court action is simply a precautionary measure.

"This is not for money my main goal is to find the truth behind a father's confession to his young son and to his daughter and it has been for the past 25 years, period," said Christopher Capone.

Capone has written a book about his genealogical research. He says exhuming Al Capone's body is a last resort to proving his lineage.