Candy Montgomery, Ian’s mother, was acquitted of murdering her neighbor Betty Gore with 41 axe strikes on June 13, 1980. On June 27, 1980, she was detained when fingerprints and footprints were discovered at the crime scene.
The incident and its aftermath are the central plot of Hulu’s Candy series. On May 9, 2022, the first episode aired. The five-part series’ subsequent episodes will air each night after the debut. Jason is played by child actor Dash McCloud in the sitcom Candy Montgomery, which also stars Jessica Biel as the title character. Here’s more on the series and Candy’s son.
Candy Montgomery, the housewife who killed her neighbor Betty Gore with 41 axe strikes, has a son named Ian Montgomery. His name is altered to Jason in the series. The Montgomerys have since relocated to several locations across the United States. Candy and Pat Montgomery have a kid named Ian. In the early 1970s, the pair married. Candy worked as a business secretary, while Pat worked as an electrical engineer. Jennifer and Ian, the couple’s two children, were born to them.
Candy’s family relocated out of Wylie, Texas after she was found not guilty on October 29, 1980. The family is said to have relocated to Georgia, where they are said to still dwell.However, the family’s specific whereabouts is presently unknown. Candy’s children’s names are changed to Becky and Jason in the series, but Sara and Sean in the 1990 television movie A Killing in a Small Town.
Candy had a six-month affair with Betty’s husband, Allan, whom she met through their church activities. After both of them were dissatisfied with their married lives, they began dating. Candy grew closer to Allan after originally vowing to keep the romance strictly physical. After the birth of Gore’s second kid, the two ended their relationship.
Candy was at Betty’s house on June 13, 1980, to pick up their daughter Alisa for swimming lessons when the incident occurred. After learning about the affair, Betty became enraged and threatened Candy with the axe. Candy won the battle for control of the weapon, hitting Gore 41 times and killing her in the process.
Montgomery admitted to the murder but maintained her claim that she did so in self-defense, and she was found not guilty of murder. Candy was found not guilty after a lengthy trial after it was proved that childhood trauma had driven her into a dissociative fury condition. Candy had just turned 30 years old at the time.