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Man on death row for killing Las Vegas girl dies in prison

A man sent to death row nearly eight years ago for the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl inside her Las Vegas home has died.

Norman Belcher, 49, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Ely State Prison, according to a Nevada Department of Corrections release. The Clark County coroner’s office ruled his death a suicide.

Belcher was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 15-year-old Alexus Postorino in December 2010. Prosecutors said Belcher shot Alexus, the daughter of a man he thought shut him out of an illicit drug trade, four times at close range while she was in her father’s bedroom.

Belcher had requested the death penalty. He said at the time that he preferred a solitary life on death row to being housed with other inmates in the general population of a prison.

Belcher also had been convicted of attempted murder, battery with use of deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm and a deadly weapon enhancement in the shooting of Nicholas Brabham, who was at the residence.

His next-of-kin was notified, NDOC said.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Lifeline network at 988. Live chat is available at 988lifeline.org.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on X.

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