VIEWERS are tuned in to watch the story unfold on Jessica Biel’s Hulu crime drama, Candy.
TV fans want to know more about the real-life events that led up to Candy Montgomery’s killing of Betty Gore
Is Candy a true story?
The show is set to air for a total of five episodes and is slated to reach it’s conclusion days later on May 13.
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Based on a true story, the program explores the events that lead up to Candy’s real-life killing of Betty.
What happened to 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.
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When Candy’s trial commenced in October 1980, she confessed to killing Betty in self-defense.
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.
Candy Montgomery is played by 7th Heaven star Jessica Biel in Hulu’s Candy
Thanks to psychologists who testified about Montgomery’s “dissociative reaction” in court, the mother of two was successfully able to stand firm on her claims of self-defense.
The hypnotherapist reportedly testified that Montgomery was overtaken by rage due to a traumatic punishment suffered during childhood.
Dr Fason and other psychiatrists said that Montgomery’s attack, and her behavior afterward, were aspects of her psychological condition.
Dr Fason claimed that he sent Montgomery into a trance during hours-long hypnosis sessions, making her re-state the events of June 13 again and again.
On October 29, 1980, Candy was acquitted of all of the charges brought against her due to her pleas of self-defense.
How can I watch Candy?
Following the completion of the Hulu series on May 13, viewers can expect another Candy Montgomery-centered series to be made available on HBO Max.
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