Would-Be Prince Heirs Spurned by Court

Sep 11, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A three-judge panel in St. Paul Minn., rained on the purple parade of two descendants of a former security chief at Paisley Park. The AP reports that the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that they’re not entitled to share in Prince’s estate even if Prince may have regarded his security chief as a brother.

The panel “said a lower court ruled correctly when it excluded Brianna Nelson and her niece, Victoria Nelson, as heirs,” the AP reports. “They’re the daughter and granddaughter, respectively, of the late Duane Nelson Sr. While they’ve acknowledged Duane wasn’t a blood relative of Prince, who died without a will, they claimed Prince’s father raised Duane as his son anyway.”

The report notes that the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected five other would-be Prince heirs last week. “The appeals panel used the Supreme Court’s analysis of Minnesota parentage law in finding that Brianna and Victoria Nelson are not entitled to inherit from Prince’s estate either,” the AP notes.

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