Where Is Candy Montgomery Now? Love & Death Ending Explained

You will be shocked to find out where Candy Montgomery is today. Many people are curious to know the same, so we are here to let you know about Candy Montgomery. You are further required to read the complete article and continue reading for more details. Follow us around for all the insights. Elizabeth Olsen has taken on the role of the ax-wielding housewife for Love and Death, a retelling of the horrific story, which follows Candy, Hulu’s ministries led by Jessica Biel in 2022. Though there have been plenty of documentaries and shows about her, people still can’t digest the fact about her frightening actions including Olsen.

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Where Is Candy Montgomery Now?

After giving the attention surrounding the 43-year-old event and the fact that the Candy Montgomery trial did not go the way we had expected and we are curious to catch up with her. Have trust in us, when we tell you that they are almost as shocking as what transpired all those years ago. Believe it or not, Candy Montgomery is a free woman today but let’s backtrack a bit on the case.

Candy was accused of murdering her close friend, Betty Gore, in Wylie, Texas on June 13, 1980. Candy, who had been having an extramarital affair with Betty’s husband, Allan Gore, had stopped by the family’s residence to pick up a swimsuit for their daughter when Betty confronted her about the affair. A physical fight ensured ending with Candy reportedly stabbing Gore 41 times with a three-foot-long ax, all while Allan was out of town.

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After Allan had confessed to authorities that he would be having an affair with Candy, she was subsequently brought in for questioning, According to sources, she did not take any responsibility for Betty’s murder and she had refused to take a polygraph test. But ultimately, the footprints and evidence at the crime scene were enough for her arrest warrant.

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Four months later, the trial took place, during which Montgomery argued that she had acted in self-defense after Gore had grabbed the ax from the garage. Hypnosis sessions led psychiatrists to claim that Montgomery had experienced a “dissociative reaction” during the altercation and that her rage was the result of childhood trauma. A jury acquitted Candy Montgomery of murder charges on October 29, 1980.

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Following the trail, Candy’s husband, Pat Montgomery, and their children left Texas in 1980 and moved to Georgia. The couple divorced four years later and Candy adopted her maiden name. She, ironically, went on to become a mental health counselor. However, yes, Candy is alive and was recently working as a therapist in Georgia. She was born in November 1949 she is currently 72 years old.

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