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Pregnant Nikitta Grender’s Murder Is A Local Statistic: Amanda Holden’s Baby Is A Tragedy

by | 7th, February 2011

NIKITTA Grender is the eight months pregnant 19-year-old who was stabbed to death and then burnt in a house fire.

Will the murder of a teenage mum and her unborn baby in a rented flat in Wales feature high on the mainstream news agenda?

No. But there is a story of female “tragedy” on the front pages:

Showbiz stars offer support for “devastated” Amanda after baby tragedy – Daily Express

“Showbiz pals rally for tragic Amanda” – Daily Star

“TV stars comfort Amanda” – Sun

The BBC’s Sian Williams calls it “desperately sad news”.

The Mail turns the death of an unborn baby into a mystery on its front page:

“Amanda baby tragedy baffles doctors”

Nikitta Grender was not blonde like Joanna Yeates, nor famous like Amanda Holden.

Miss Gredner was a teenager. She was neither a doctor nor an architect. She wanted to be a model. She died in unfashionable Broadmead Park, Liswerry, Newport.

The press have already decided that she is not newsworthy. But one element of a callous murder may make her story gel with the editors: her pet dog, a pug cross, also died in the fire.

In the league table of news that sells, pet killers come just below celebrities and blondes…

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