HBO and Hulu bringing one of the most gruesome murder tales in DFW history to TV

On Friday the 13th in June, 1980, Candy Montgomery brutally murdered her friend with an ax. And she was later acquitted of the crime.
Bloody ax on wooden floor
Bloody ax on wooden floor Photo credit Getty Images

On Friday, June 13, 1980, Wylie woman Candy Montgomery murdered her best friend Betty Gore, whose husband she was having an affair with, with an ax in one of the most gruesome tales in DFW history.

The case received widespread national attention when Montgomery was ACQUITTED of the murder, in what the courts called a case of "self-defense."

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Now, 41 years later, Candy's story is heading to our television screens thanks to HBO and Hulu. The streaming services announced their own individual series about the murder and subsequent trial.

HBO's Love & Death began production in Kyle, TX this month according to Dallas News, and stars Marvel's Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery, and American Horror Story's Lily Rabe playing Betty Gore.

Hulu's series Candy stars Jessica Biel as Montgomery with Indie film actor Melanie Lynskey tackling the role of Betty Gore.

No word yet on when either series will be available to stream, though it is believed to be sometime next year.

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