Man indicted in girlfriend’s death

LACONIA – A grand jury has issued an indictment for second-degree murder against a local man accused of beating his girlfriend to death.

Robert Blair, 47, is accused of killing Donna Bucker, 53, in May. Police say the pair were arguing when he struck her in the head with his fist. An autopsy showed that Bucker died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Blair is being held in the Belknap County jail.