An actress who appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger” is facing a second-degree murder charge for savagely stabbing her mom to death inside a Kansas residence last month.
Mollie Maxine Fitzgerald, 38, was behind bars in Johnson County Wednesday, a day after her arrest in Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City, online jail records confirmed.
Her bail was set at $500,000, with an arraignment scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The ruthless savage attacked her 68-year-old mom Patricia “Tee” Fitzgerald before the woman’s body was found in her Olathe home on Dec. 20, the Kansas City Star reported.
The mother recently returned to the Kansas City area after living several decades in Texas with her lawyer husband, the victim’s brother Gary Hunziker, 72, told the Star.
“We were shocked,” he told the newspaper. “It doesn’t matter the circumstances. The loss of a sister is what it’s all about.”
Hunziker said he and his sister were raised on a farm in Missouri before Patricia studied physical therapy at the University of Missouri and moved to Kansas.
Before the diabolical murder, Mollie Fitzgerald played a “Stark Girl” in “Captain America,” the 2011 blockbuster that grossed $177 million in the U.S., according to IMDB.com
“Being a part of this production has been one of the best experiences of my life,” Fitzgerald reportedly told a comic book publication in 2011.
A funeral for Patricia Fitzgerald was set for Friday, according to her online obituary.