Candy Montgomery is an American homemaker and alleged murderer of Betty Gore, the wife of her lover. The alleged crime was committed on June 13, 1980, in Wylie, Texas. The victim was struck 41 times with a wood-splitting axe. The motive for the crime is unclear.
Candy’s mental health
It was the end of April when Candy’s mental health began to deteriorate. Her affair with Allan had consumed her thoughts for months, and Candy was unable to talk to Allan without making it clear to him that she had no interest in continuing the relationship. Despite her dissatisfaction with the relationship, she decided to take action to help herself.
Before the show began airing, Candy Montgomery was a 30-year-old housewife with two children. Her husband, Pat, was an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments. Her two children were born to the couple. In a book written by Jim Atkinson and John Bloom, Candace Montgomery was described as a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a member of a church. Her friends regarded her as a normal, likable woman who was not prone to mental breakdowns.
The affair began after Candy Montgomery’s husband recommitted to his family after the death of his wife. The couple had an extramarital affair. In fact, they began discussing the logistics of sleeping together for months. The two even set an “official” date, December 12, 1978. They would meet at a motel every two weeks for several months. The relationship lasted a long time, and Allan Gore eventually returned to his family. However, Candy and Allan remained close.
The trial lasted eight days, and the defense claimed that Candy Montgomery acted in self-defense. However, the evidence presented by the prosecution against Candy Montgomery proved otherwise. Allan had admitted to having an affair with Candy Montgomery.
Her relationship with Allan Gore
Candy Montgomery and Allan Gore began dating on October 1, 1978. The two met at the Continental Inn in Richardson, Texas, near Allan’s office. They also met at the Como Motel in Richardson. They met regularly for two to three weeks. The relationship lasted for the first few months of 1979, but it ended when Candy decided to stop seeing Allan.
The couple became suspects when Betty Gore was found dead in her home. The murder was not committed by Allan, but by Candy Montgomery. The couple had an alibi. It was unknown whether Allan was in the house when Betty went missing, but the neighbors reported the body to police. The two were arrested. However, Candy was found not guilty after all. She cited self-defense.
Candy Montgomery was a close friend of Betty Gore’s husband, Allan Gore. They were engaged in a sexual relationship, which Allan admitted to. The two were married, but Allan was away from the house at the time. When Betty was killed, Allan was out of town and neighbors forced their way into the home.
Candy and Allan began to flirt in subtle ways. The two often ran into each other after choir practice. Afterward, they’d chat in the parking lot while everyone else was leaving. Candy’s brain was constantly telling her that Allan wanted to get in bed with her.
Her affair with detectives
Four decades after Candy Montgomery’s death, her affair with detectives continues to fascinate fans. Hulu’s Candy, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Candy, will offer a sepia-toned portrayal of the real-life crime. A new look at the incident has also been presented by HBO Max’s Love and Death, based on a series of articles from Texas Monthly.
The affair lasted several months. It consumed Candy’s thoughts, and she confided in friends about it, but she refused to name names. In the end, she decided that the affair was no longer thrilling and was ready to find someone new. When Allan found out about the affair, both men agreed to call off the affair. But, before Allan could leave, Candy made a sign for Allan: she had a date for him with detectives.
Candy said that her affair with the detectives began after Betty was murdered. Betty and Candy had a history of arguing, and Betty was the aggressor. However, Candy claimed that she was in a “fight” with Betty, and had a “violent reaction” to Betty’s accusation of stealing the swimsuit.
The book also contains exclusive interviews with the Gore family and police. The book offers readers a gripping account of the murder trial. Kirkus Reviews has called the novel “a nail-biting page-turner.”