Candy Montgomery was accused of murdering the wife of her lover named Betty Gore on 13 June 1980. She was accused of striking Betty Gore 41 times with a wood-splitting axe. In this post, we will look at what happened to Candy and a little history of her background.
Candy Montgomery Early Life
Montgomery was born on 15 November 1949. At the time of the incident, she was 15 years and was also married to Pat Montgomery who was an electrical engineer. They were blessed with 2 children and were also members of the Methodist Church.
Montgomery became closer to a middle school teacher named Gore who lived with her 2 children and husband named Allan. When Candy found out that her husband was having extramarital affairs with Gore, she had a fight with her which later led to her death. The crime was investigated by Steve Defibaugh with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department.
During her trial, Montgomery pleaded not guilty and said it was self-defence. On 30 October 1980, she was found not guilty. However, the community at the court premises did not accept the verdict. The whole scenario was portrayed in a movie called “A Killing in a Small Town”.