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May 4, 2022

Candy Montgomery and the murder of Betty Gore

Candy Montgomery and the murder of Betty Gore

Suburban housewife Candy Montgomery seemed to have it all: a loving husband, children, and a best friend named Betty Gore in whom she could confide. But the 30-year-old Christian of Collin County, Texas, would grow tired of her routine. She consequently began an affair with her best friend’s husband — and killed her when she found out about it.

It was Friday the 13th of June 1980 when local cops entered the Gore home to find it drenched in blood. The 30-year-old mother of two had been slashed to bits with 41 swings of an axe, 28 of which had mutilated her head and face. As the last person to be seen with Gore, Montgomery was charged with her murder.

As dramatized in Hulu’s Candy series, her trial became one of the most controversial cases in local history. Pleading not guilty on the basis of self-defense, Montgomery was acquitted of all charges the day before Halloween.

Perhaps most shocking of all, she simply started a new life — as a family counselor.

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