Everything you need to know about Candy, starring Jessica Biel

By Jean Valjean August 10, 2022
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Brief Description About Candy - The Limited Series


Candy was a limited series consisting of five episodes starring Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, the murderous housewife.

The short series was created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith.

Despite the fact that Candy's crime was done in the 1980s, some were still fascinated by her.

Candy Montgomery was a bored housewife from Texas looking for a liaison.

She decided to start an adulterous relationship with her close friend's husband, Allan Gore.

Having acknowledged her attraction, Candy and Allan vacillated back and forth about the possibility of having an affair. Candy insisted while Allan hesitated.

Since Bett was expecting their second child and he insisted that he loved her, it seemed inappropriate for him to cheat.

The two eventually met and had intimacy at the Continental Inn on December 12, 1978.

After the birth of Allan and Betty's child, he grew more distant and vowed to work on his marriage. For the ensuing few months, they would meet at a motel and share a bed.

Candy was saddened since by this time, she had begun to feel real affection for Allan.

Allan contacted home on June 13, 1980, being on the travel for work, to see how his family was doing.

He made several calls but got no answer. When he contacted his neighbours to check, they discovered Betty's body in the utility room, bloody and bruised.

Candy quickly rose to the top of the suspect list, especially after Allan told investigators the truth about their relationship.

Candy admitted to killing Betty, but claimed that she did it only out of self-defence after Betty approached her about the relationship and attacked her with an axe.

The fight eventually got out of hand, and Candy killed Betty by hitting her 41 times with the same axe.

"I hit her, and I hit her, and I hit her, and I hit her," Candy testified in court.

Candy then had a shower in Betty's house before having lunch with friends later that day. She abandoned Betty's infant upstairs by herself.

Dr Fred Fason, a psychiatrist who was retained by Candy's attorney, claimed that Montgomery had a "dissociative reaction" and was unaware of how many times she had assaulted Betty, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The jury believed her claim of self-defence, and amazingly, she received no jail time for the crime.