Betty Gore was brutally murdered on June 13, 1980 at her home on Dogwood Street by her neighbor Candy Montgomery. The incident is documented on Candy, a true crime show.
Betty Gore was a kindergarten teacher who was brutally killed by her neighbor Candy Montgomery in 1980. The terrible tragedy surprised and stunned the public.
Hulu’s upcoming true-crime drama Candy will follow the Texas ax murderer and provide insight into the case.
Betty Gore Bio & Wiki: Why Did Candy Montgomery Murder Her?
Betty Gore was born in a small town in Kansas and moved to Texas with her family as a child. Betty was a popular girl at school with a lively and outgoing personality.
She met Allan Gore, who was working as a teaching assistant, in one of her classes. They began dating in 1970 and eventually married. Betty became a high school teacher in Collin County after the birth of her first daughter.
Betty and Allan lived next door to Candy Montogmery. Both neighbors were close friends who spent a lot of time together. Things got tense when Betty found out Candy was having an affair with her husband. Betty confronted Candy about their affair, leading to an altercation and the event.
On a tragic evening in June 1980, Allan asked his neighbor Richard Parker to check on Betty, and Parker discovered her dead with 41 ax wounds. Her head and torso had been brutally mutilated, and a three-foot-long wooden-handled ax had been discovered nearby. Candy was captured after the crime scene revealed her footprints and fingerprints.
What happened to Betty Gore’s husband Alan Gore?
Betty and Alan Gore were married in a tiny but beautiful ceremony in January 1970 when they were both in their early twenties. Their age or their social position hardly played a role for them, since they were not only in love, but also did not consider a divorce to be possible.
The couple welcomed two beautiful daughters into their lives after arriving in Collin County, Texas, but their suburban marriage wasn’t always sunshine and roses. Nonetheless, the couple did their best to keep working to improve their connection so their fee wouldn’t be affected by time.
Multiple sources claim Allan remarried between Betty’s death and Candy’s trial. His two girls were also given to his late wife’s parents. He quickly moved away from them, but they seem to be back in touch, which is all that matters, according to the now-divorced Facebook Divorcees’ account.
Additionally, Allan appears to have retired to Sarasota, Fla., and is happily involved in a “domestic partnership” with someone very different.
Betty Gore’s age at death
Betty Gore was 30 years old at the time of her murder.