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.
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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.