So far, no evidence has suggested that the knife found sticking in the mother’s back was ever under her control. Fitzgerald has said she intends to represent herself in the case.
Fitzgerald was treated at a hospital for minor cuts and a bite mark on her arm. An autopsy showed that her mother had what were termed “defensive wounds” and bruising that indicated choking.
Fitzgerald remains imprisoned on a second-degree murder charge. She is expected back in court on Jan. 29.
EARLIER: An actress who appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger and worked as an assistant to director Joe Johnston is being held in Kansas on murder charges in the death of her mother.