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Why did Candy Montgomery kill Betty Gore?

Jo Craig May 11, 2022
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To this day, the altercation that transpired between Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore is shrouded in mystery.

We reveal why Candy killed Betty Gore, explain where the suburban housewife lives now, and provide an episode guide to the Hulu series.

***WARNING: Contains Candy spoilers and content of a distressing nature***

Created by Robin Veith for Hulu, crime drama miniseries Candy stars Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey and Pablo Schreiber, and tells the tale of Candy Montgomery, who was accused of murdering best friend Betty Gore.

Candy | Trailer | Hulu

Candy | Trailer | Hulu

Why did Candy Montgomery kill Betty Gore?

Candy Montgomery killed Betty Gore as a result of a physical altercation between the two after Betty confronted Candy about her affair with Allan Gore – Betty’s husband.

According to Candy’s testimony, she killed Betty in self-defence after Betty attacked her first with an axe.

Candy proceeded to hit Betty 41 times with the weapon but a psychiatrist stated Candy experienced a dissociative episode while she attacked Betty, which would explain why she didn’t realise how many times she hit her.

Image from Hulu.

Where is Candy now?

The self-defence plea saw the conviction against her dropped and Candy and her husband Pat relocated to Georgia from Texas.

However, the Montgomerys divorced soon after the move and Candy now goes by her maiden name, Candace Wheeler.

Candy still lives in Georgia and is reported to be working as a mental health therapist for depressed teenagers and adults.

Screenshot from Hulu’s YouTube Channel: Candy | Trailer | Hulu /
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Candy episode guide

Candy consists of five episodes in total, with each instalment lasting between 46 and 55 minutes. One episode will premiere per night on Hulu, with the first episode having aired on Monday, 9 May 2022.

The show has been billed as a miniseries, meaning the narrative will be contained to one season and won’t extend to a second.

As per the below schedule, the Candy finale will release on Friday, 13 May 2022, and we’ve highlighted the episode titles and their release dates:

  • Episode 1: Friday The 13th – Monday, 9 May
  • Episode 2: Happy Wife Happy Life – Tuesday, 10 May
  • Episode 3: Overkill – Wednesday, 11 May
  • Episode 4: Cover Girl – Thursday, 12 May
  • Episode 5: The Fight – Friday, 13 May

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Candy is now streaming on Hulu.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.