AceShowbiz - "Captain America: The First Avenger" star Mollie Fitzgerald has been arrested for allegedly killing her mother Patricia "Tee" Fitzgerald in Olathe, Kansas. According to multiple reports, the actress was arrested on Tuesday, December 31 and is charged with second-degree murder. She's being held on $500k bond and is set to be arraigned on Thursday, January 1.
The actress' arrest came after her 68-year-old mother was found dead inside her Johnson County home on December 20. Patricia reportedly died from an apparent stab. Cops came to the scene after responding to a call of an armed disturbance. Mollie, who was contacted on the scene, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Patricia's brother Gary Hunziker told the Kansas City Star that his sister was in the process of moving back to Kansas City after living several decades in the Houston area. Their family grew up on a farm in northeast Missouri, but after studying physical therapy at the University of Missouri, Patricia made her way to the Kansas City area. She then moved to Texas, where her husband had a law firm.
Gary said of his sister, "The dairy farm was a big part of her life." Even though they lived far apart, he said he stayed close with his sister over the years and recently met her at local basketball games coached by his son.
Gary said he knew few details about the circumstances surrounding his sister's death. "We were shocked," he said, adding, "it doesn't matter the circumstances - the loss of a sister is what it's all about." Her funeral is planned on Friday, January 3 at Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner.
Mollie had a small role, playing Stark girl, in Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011). On her IMDb page, she is also listed as a director and producer of some low-budget short films, including 2014's "The Lawful Truth" and 2017's "The Creeps".