An actress, Mollie Fitzgerald, who appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, was charged with the killing of her mother, a second-degree murder.
The tragedy happened on December 20. The actress, 38 years old, was arrested on December 31, 2019, after being found out that the mother, Patricia Fitzgerald, was dead from a stabbed wound inside her home in Olathe.
She was charged and jailed with a $500,000 bond. As of now, it is not sure whether Fitzgerald has an attorney.
The authorities didn’t give a lot of information yet about the motives, and the investigation is still on-going.
According to a press report, “Patricia “Tee” Fitzgerald was found dead on December 20, 2019, in her Olathe home, before the actress was arrested on Tuesday The police said “a 38-year-old white female, known to the victim, was contacted on scene and transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department”.
The police said that the stabbing occurred just before noon of the 20th with the address 10200 blocks of South Shadow Circle. The authorities went to the place when someone called them about a particular disturbance.
When they arrived, they saw the 68-year-old woman with a stab wound and pronounced dead at that moment.
Mollie Fitzgerald was contacted by the police during the scene and had minor injuries and thus was taken to a local hospital.
Fitzgerald, the actress, had a minor role in Captain America and played as Stark Girl that earned the movie $176.6 in the US. She also became an assistant to Joe Johnston, the director, during the set.
Fitzgerald also had some roles in low-budget movies such as the 2014 “The Lawful Truth” and 2017 “The Creeps.” During an interview for Captain America, she mentioned, “Being a part of this production has been one of the best experiences of my life.”
She had directed some movies also, and that includes “ Absurd Illusions” in 2011. Her most recent film was “Trouble Is My Business” back in 2018.
Patricia Fitzgerald was knowingly moving back to Kansas City after living for a few decades in Houston. Their family lived up in Northeast Missouri on a farm.
She studied physical therapy at the University of Missouri and moved to Kansas and made again another move with her husband to Texas. He had a law firm there.
The brother of Patricia Fitzgerald, Gary Hunziker, was interviewed on Tuesday and said that the family didn’t know a lot of details regarding the incident.
According to him, “We were shocked. It doesn’t matter the circumstances – therapy the loss of a sister is what it’s all about”.
Fitzgerald is set to be arraigned on Thursday.
Details of the on-going investigation will soon follow as the authorities are still gathering some information and evidence regarding the motive or the cause, which leads to a certain kind of tragedy.
Mollie Fitzgerald has also not been known if she was able to bail or not.