A Davidson County probate judge on Wednesday afternoon granted Steve McNair’s widow her request to administer her late husband’s estate after he failed to leave a last will and testament.
Using her full name in legal documents, Jonula Mechelle McNair of Nashville was given 60 days by Probate Judge Randy Kennedy to file an inventory of the former Tennessee Titans quarterback’s assets.
The Davidson County Seventh Circuit Court documents show that “the decedent left an estate of sufficient size to be administered.”
In her emergency petition, Mechelle McNair listed herself and two sons, Tyler and Trenton, as heirs, according to documents prepared by Adams and Reese attorney David J. Callahan III.
Steve McNair has two other sons from a previous relationship who were included in the petition only when it noted that “the petitioner [Mechelle McNair] lacks sufficient information at this time to confirm that they are heirs of the decedent.”
Police reports indicate that the NFL quarterback was shot to death on July 4 by his mistress, Sahel ‘Jenny’ Kazemi, who later turned the gun on herself. Metro Police last week ruled it a murder-suicide.
One of the issues cited for the urgency of the petition was a potential threat to livestock apparently owned by McNair.
“It has been brought to the attention of the petitioner that certain property, primarily livestock, owned by the decedent located in the state of Mississippi requires immediate administration or such property could be exposed to certain peril that would greatly diminish its value and the value of the decedent’s estate,” the document read.
Judge Kennedy’s appointment of Mechelle McNair as administrator of the estate is contingent on the filing of the inventory within 60 days.