Actress Mollie Fitzgerald, who had a role in the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” was arrested on Tuesday and charged with stabbing her mother to death inside a suburban Kansas City home, the Kansas City Star reports.
Fitzgerald, 38, was charged with second-degree murder and jailed on a $500,000 bond, several local news outlets reported. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.
Fitzgerald is accused in the death of her mother, Patricia “Tee” Fitzgerald, 68. She was booked into the Johnson County Jail, according to county jail records.
For “Captain America,” she also worked as an assistant to the director, Joe Johnston. The film, which starred Chris Evans, grossed $176.6 million in the U.S. and more than $370 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
“Being a part of this production has been one of the best experiences of my life,” Fitzgerald said at a comic book publication in 2011.
Fitzgerald was in the process of moving back to the Kansas City area after living several decades in the Houston area, her brother, Gary Hunziker, told the Kansas City Star.
“We were shocked,” he said. But “it doesn’t matter the circumstances – the loss of a sister is what it’s all about.”
Fitzgerald is due in court Thursday.