The personal estates of slain Titans quarterback Steve McNair and his mistress, Sahel Kazemi, are about as lopsided as they come — his is worth nearly $20 million; hers begins and ends with a meager $10,000 group life insurance policy.
But the fight over the earthly assets left behind following the most high-profile murder/suicide in Nashville history has come a little closer to resolution this week.
In McNair's case, now there is officially one less claim on his estate. A Mississippi woman who gave birth to a now-17-year-old girl that she claims is McNair's daughter, has dropped her claim against his $19.6 million estate in Probate Court, according to documents filed Monday.
A representative for McNair's estate has claimed that paternity tests ruled he did not father the daughter of Clover Lee, though no test results have been entered into the Probate Court record here. Lee has said she dated McNair in his hometown of Mount Olive, Miss.
For Sahel Kazemi, the Probate Court issued a final ruling, allowing the maternal aunt who raised her to collect on a $10,000 life insurance policy from The Hartford.
Soheyla Kazemi, 47, of Orange Park, Fla., made the claim with The Hartford Group on Oct. 2. The basic group life insurance policies it administers do not contain a suicide exclusion policy. The Hartford has declined to discuss the specifics of Kazemi's policy.
Soheyla Kozemi has not returned phone calls for comment.
No other claims were filed against Sahel Kazemi's estate, court documents filed Nov. 4 show.
Sahel "Jenny" Kazemi, came to the United States at age 11 from Iran to live with Soheyla after Sahel's mother died, according to her family. Kazemi apparently never knew her father.
She and McNair were found dead the morning of July 4 in McNair's Lea Avenue condominium. Metro Police investigators formally concluded that Kazemi shot the former football star as he slept, then turned the gun on herself.
Police speculated in their final report that the murder-suicide was prompted by Kazemi's suspicions of another McNair mistress and her mounting financial problems. But other than making payments on a late-model Cadillac Escalade, co-signed by McNair, it is unclear what money troubles the 20-year-old — who held a regular job and paid rent on her Hermitage apartment — actually had.