The Captain America actress charged with stabbing her mother to death says she will represent herself in a second-degree murder trial.
Mollie Fitzgerald, 38, made the declaration on Thursday, appearing in court for the first time since she was charged over the death of her mom, Patricia ‘Tee’ Fitzgerald, 68, two days prior.
Patricia was found was found dead in her Olathe, Kansas home on December 20. Mollie was also found at the scene and was taken to a hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
Mollie appeared by video in Johnson County District Court, where she also told the judge that she has a law degree from the University of Houston, meaning she is capable of representing herself in future court proceedings.
The brunette is an actress, movie director and producer who has landed small roles on screen. She is best known for making an appearance in the 2011 Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger, where she played ‘Stark Girl’.
Authorities do not have a motive behind the stabbing murder. Her next court date is scheduled for January 9.
Patricia Fitzgerald was in the process of moving back to the Kansas City area after living for several decades in the Houston area, her brother Gary Hunziker said to the Kansas City Star.
Speaking on her Captain America role she said although her part was ‘very small..you can’t pay for the experience I’ve had’
Patricia will be buried on Friday at the Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner, Kansas. She is survived by husband of 46 years Terry Fitzgerald.
An online obituary described Patricia as ‘one of the kindest people you could ever meet, she was always helping people and animals in need.’
‘She loved sports and was an avid tennis player and was a huge fan of the Rockets and the NBA.’
Patricia was raised on a farm in Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in physical therapy before eventually moving to Texas with her husband, where he had a law firm.