THE GRISLEY ax murder of Betty Gore shocked the nation at large and swept headlines, there was one suspect named in her killing.

Betty’s neighbor, Candy Montgomery, was the prime suspect in the investigation and she was tried for Betty’s murder.

Candy Montgomery's case was chronicled in a variety of television features


Candy Montgomery’s case was chronicled in a variety of television features

Who is Candy Montgomery?

On June 13, 1980, Betty Gore – an elementary school teacher – was found dead by her neighbors Lester Gaylor and Richard Parker.

Betty’s body was found mutilated with 41 ax wounds and the murder weapon was found in the Texas home she shared with her husband and children.

The evidence of fingerprints and footprints found at the crime scene led to her other neighbor, Candy, and her arrest on June 27, 1980 – she was charged with Betty’s murder.

When Candy’s trial commenced in October 1980, she confessed to killing Betty in self-defense.

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As a result of learning about her husband Alan Gore’s affair with Candy, the assailant alleged that it was Betty who attempted to attack her with the ax first.

The killer further claimed that the victim lost control of the weapon at one point, which resulted in a struggle between the two women.

When the alleged struggle reached it’s climax, Candy claimed Betty was the aggressor, which is why she ended up brutally killing her with the ax.

Due to her pleas of self-defense, Candy was acquitted of all of the charges brought against her.

Where is Candy now?

Following the dismissal of the charges brought against the assailant, her whereabouts are shrouded in mystery.

The Daily Mail claimed Candy and her family moved to Georgia.

Sometime during the reported move to Georgia, she and her husband – Pat Montgomery – allegedly got divorced.

It was also reported by The Daily Mail that Candy worked as a mental health therapist for some time.

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When does Hulu’s Candy series premiere?

Candy will premiere on Hulu on May 9, 2022.

The series finale will air on May 13, 2022, which is part of a collaborative project with HBO.

The titular character is played by Jessica Biel and the show also stars Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber.

HBO Max was given the green light to produce another series about the infamous killer.

The series, called Love & Death, will star Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Rabe.

Olsen plays Candy Montgomery and Lily Rabe takes on the role of victimized neighbor Betty.

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