American actress Mollie Fitzgerald, who played a minor role in the film “Captain America: The First Avenger”, faces the accusation of fatally stabbing her mother inside a suburban Kansas City home.
As reported by multiple local TV stations, the police arrested Fitzgerald, 38, on Tuesday in Olathe. The actress faces charges of second-degree murder and jail time on $500,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.
“Captain America” actress Mollie Fitzgerald faces accusations in the death of her mother, Patricia “Tee” Fitzgerald, 68. Authorities found her dead on 20th December 2019 inside her Olathe home.
The authorities immediately booked Mollie into the Johnson County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder, according to county jail records. They also set her bond at $500,000.
Gary Hunziker, the brother of Patricia Fitzgerald, said he didn’t know many details surrounding her death. Speaking to the Kansas City Star, he said, “We were shocked. It doesn’t matter the circumstances — the loss of a sister is what it’s all about.”
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Mollie Fitzgerald had a small role as Stark Girl in 2011’s “Captain America”. Regardless, her IMDb page shows she has more credits as a producer and director than as an actress.
She has worked mostly on low-budget films such as 2017’s short “The Creeps,” for which she served as both producer and director.
For “Captain America,” she also worked as an assistant to the director, Joe Johnston. The film, which starred Chris Evans, grossed $176.6 million in the US and more than $370 million worldwide.
Speaking to a comic book publication earlier in 2011, Fitzgerald said: “Being a part of this production has been one of the best experiences of my life.”
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