'Captain America' actress arrested in
mother's stabbing death
Millie Fitzgerald, who had a minor role in "Captain America: The First
charged with murder after her mother was found dead from a stab wound.
Jan. 1, 20020
By Minyvonne Burke
An actress who had a minor role in the 2011 film "Captain America: The First
Avenger" was arrested on New Year's Eve in Kansas in connection to the stabbing
death of her mother, police said.
The victim, Patricia Fitzgerald, was found dead at her home in Olathe, about 22
miles southwest of Kansas City, on Dec. 20, police said in a news
Mollie Fitzgerald, 38, her daughter, was taken into custody and charged with
second-degree murder, online court records show.
Olathe police said that officers were called to the home for a report of an
"armed disturbance" and that when they arrived, Patricia Fitzgerald, 68, was
suffering from a stab wound.
In addition to her small role as Stark Girl in "Captain America: The First
Avenger," Mollie Fitzgerald has appeared in a handful of other features, most
recently the 2018 film "Trouble Is My Business," according
to the Internet Movie Database.
She has written or directed several other movies, most prominently the thriller
"The Lawful Truth" in 2014 and the comedy "Absurd Illusions" in 2011, in which
she also had a starring role.
Patricia Fitzgerald's brother, Gary Hunziker, told The Associated Press that his
sister had been in the process of moving back to Kansas City from the Houston
area. He said he did not know what led to her being stabbed.
"It doesn't matter the circumstances — the loss of a sister is what it's all
about," he said.