CHASKA, Minn. – A Minnesota judge says a woman and girl who claim to be Prince’s niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs of his estate.
Judge Kevin Eide ruled Wednesday that Brianna Nelson and her niece, Victoria Nelson, are excluded as Prince’s heirs as a matter of law.
Brianna and Victoria Nelson claim descent from the late Duane Nelson Sr., who they say was a half brother to Prince. Court documents indicate Prince’s father was not Duane’s biological father.
The Nelsons argued Minnesota law allowed for a claim because Prince’s father treated Duane Nelson as his son. Eide rejected the argument.
Prince died April 21 of a drug overdose. His estate is worth an estimated $100 million to $300 million.