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Captain America Actress Charged With Killing Mom

'Stark Girl' Mollie Fitzgerald jailed on $500K bond in Kansas
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2020 6:11 AM CST
Updated Jan 2, 2020 6:36 AM CST
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Mollie Fitzgerald   (Johnson County Jail)

(Newser) – An actress who had a small part in Captain America: The First Avenger is accused of fatally stabbing her mother. Mollie Fitzgerald, who played Stark Girl in the 2011 film, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 20 death of Patricia Fitzgerald. Officers responding to a report of an "armed disturbance" found the 68-year-old had suffered a stab wound at her home in Olathe, Kansas, reports NBC News. She was pronounced dead at the scene while her daughter, 38, was "transported to a local hospital with minor injuries," according to an initial police statement. It has since been updated to note Fitzgerald was arrested in Kansas on New Year's Eve, per Variety.

She previously told ComicBookMovie.com that "being a part of [Captain America] has been one of the best experiences of my life." In addition to her acting role, Fitzgerald worked as assistant to director Joe Johnston. She also wrote or directed some low-budget films, according to IMDB. She's now held on a $500,000 bond as relatives try to make sense of the crime. Her uncle, Gary Hunziker, tells the Kansas City Star that Patricia had been in the process of moving back to the Kansas City area after years spent in Houston. "We were shocked" but "it doesn’t matter the circumstances," he says. "The loss of a sister is what it's all about." (Read more murder stories.)

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