Mollie Fitzgerald self defense claim in murder of Olathe Kansas mother. Captain America actress insists mom tried to kill her in domestic dispute. Evidence shows otherwise.
Mollie Maxine Fitzgerald, who briefly appeared as ‘Stark Girl’ in 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ claimed that Patricia Fitzgerald, 68, had tried to kill her when she called 911 on Dec. 20 to report the fatal stabbing, court records cited by the Kansas City Star show.
But medical examiners found no evidence to support the actress’ self-defense claim, as no signs were found that the elder Fitzgerald ever controlled the knife that responding cops found in her back, court records show.
Fitzgerald, 38, had been staying with her mother at a home in Olathe since June. Her father told police that her ‘aggressive behaviors’ had been escalating – and that he and Patricia Fitzgerald would leave the room when the outbursts occurred, according to an affidavit.
Responding cops found Patricia Fitzgerald lying in the entryway of the family’s home – with a knife plunged in her back – after Fitzgerald called police to say that she killed her mother in self-defense, court records show.
Captain America actress intends to represent herself (cause she has a law degree):
The actress – who told a judge she intends to represent herself in court – claimed her mother had attacked her with a knife, leading her to use a vacuum attachment to fend her off. Mollie Fitzgerald then took the knife and stabbed her mother, the daughter claims.
‘[Fitzgerald] said her mother just would not stop trying to take the knife to kill her, so she had to kill her mom,’ an affidavit reads.
After the fatal stabbing, Fitzgerald was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for minor cuts and a bite mark on her arm, prosecutors said.
Contrary to Maxine’s claims, an autopsy revealed that Patricia Fitzgerald had ‘defensive wounds’ and bruising that appeared to indicate attempted choking.
Fitzgerald, who remained jailed Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge in lieu of $500,000 bond, is set to return to court on Jan. 29, records show.
She told a judge earlier this month that she intends to represent herself at trial, citing her law degree from the University of Houston. She also objected to her ex-husband, Corey Jackson, being called as a witness.
A judge Tuesday ordered that Fitzgerald undergo a mental competency evaluation before the case progresses further.
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