hulu’s new series, candyunderscores the twisted history of Candy Montgomery and the murder of her friend Betty Gore. The series, starring Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber and Timothy Simons, will air this week as a five-night event on the streaming platform.
Of course, Candy’s story isn’t just a true story; it will undeniably send shivers down your spine. For those who know the story, and for those who are just becoming familiar with it, an important question may arise. What exactly happened to Montgomery after Gore’s murder?
Where’s Candy Montgomery?
Believe it or not, Candy Montgomery is not in prison for murder. Instead, Montgomery was acquitted of the crime in October 1980 and now lives in another state under a different name. Montgomery left Texas with her husband Pat shortly after the trial ended, but their marriage didn’t last.
Montgomery changed her name to Candace Wheeler, her maiden name, and continues to live her life in Georgia with her daughter Jenny.
Parade also reports that Montgomery, now called Wheeler, is employed as a therapist.
What happened to Betty Gore?
Gore was friends with Montgomery, but it’s entirely possible she was never really friends. Gore’s husband was in a sexual relationship with Montgomery, having originally met at a United Methodist church and bonding through extracurricular activities through the church. They were attracted to each other, but things didn’t move forward until Montgomery asked him if he would have a physical relationship with her.
This physical relationship had a set of rules, including strictly physical and specific dates and events that would take place when they met. While the two felt they kept their affair under wraps, Montgomery claimed Gore confronted her about the relationship when she was killed.
Gore was killed by Montgomery – who claimed she did it in self-defense. Apparently, Montgomery went to Gore’s house to get a bathing suit, where she was asked about her relationships with her husband. Montgomery then claims Gore went to grab an ax and said she had no choice but to kill her, leading Montgomery to take the gun from Gore and then kill her instead.
A neighbor discovered Gore’s body, and the scene was so disturbing that it was not initially known what caused her death.
What did the jury say about Montgomery’s conviction?
Montgomery was acquitted by a jury of nine women and three men who believed she acted in self-defense. A juror named Alice Doherty Rowley provided a quote The Dallas Morning News about whether the number of hits on gore had an impact on their decision-making process.
“We found that whether it was one shot or 1,000 punches had no bearing on the verdict at all.”
The jury found that Montgomery had acted in self-defense and that the number of injuries to Gore’s body did not add weight to her finding of guilt or innocence.
You can watch candy on Hulu as it continues to stream in a 5-day televised event this week.
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