The name Candy Wheeler has been popping up on internet searches for quite some time and too frequently. From this statement, you might consider that Candy is a famous personality. Well, not to dishearten you, let me agree on the point that she is a famous person. However, the cause of her fame is something which is far from being positive.
If you come to know that the cause of her fame is being the prime suspect in a brutal murder, then I fear you will be repelled. Well, that is the truth. Candy has been accused of murdering a woman named Betty Gore. Therefore, if you wish to know more about her and the accusation against her, then this article is the perfect stop for you. Keep reading this article to know everything about this murder suspect.
The other name of Candy is Candace Wheeler. She also goes by the name Cady Montgomery. She is a homemaker from America, who has been accused of murdering Betty Gore. Let me inform you that Betty was her lover’s wife. Now, coming to the details of the murder, Candy is accused of hacking Betty with a 3-foot-long axe, 41 times. Now you can well understand the brutal nature of the murder. The said incident occurred on the 13th of June 1980, at Whylie, Texas.
At the time of the murder, the age of Candy was 30 years and she was married to Pat Montgomery. By profession, pat was an electrical engineer. The couple welcomed two children from the marriage. One of them was a boy and the other was a daughter.
Betty Gore was an elementary school teacher. Two of her neighbours, named Richard Parker and Lester Gaylor discovered her mutilated body that had 41 axe marks. Interestingly, the axe was found in Betty’s home in Texas, where she lived with her children and husband.
Now, coming to the details of the act, let me inform you that Betty and Candy met during a church service. They lived nearby and interestingly Candy was having an extramarital affair with Betty’s husband Allan. At the time of the murder, Allan was out of town. Being unable to contact his wife, Allen asked his neighbours to contact her.
When the neighbours broke into the house, it was too late. They recovered Betty’s mutilated body with 41 wounds made with an axe. Her daughter named Bethany was crying in the other room. Following the footprints and evidence found at the crime scene, on the 27th of June the police arrested Candy.
In October 1980, the trial for Betty’s murder started and in the course of teh trial, Candy confessed her crime. However, she claimed that she murdered Betty as an act of self-defence. On the day of the murder, a confrontation occurred between Candy and Betty. The issue was Candy’s affair with Allen. Robert Udashen, Candy’s defence attorney claimed that Betty took out the axe to hit Candy during the confrontation. Candy overpowered her and murdered her out of her self-defence. The polygraph test also stated that Cnady was telling the truth.
However, District attorney Tom O’Connell claimed that 41 axe wounds are too much for an act of self-defence. Finally, on the 30th of October, Tom Ryan, the district judge adjudged Candy not guilty of the crime.
The trial resulted in Candy’s divorce from her husband. As of now, she works as a therapy provider for teens and adults and lives in Texas. However, she will have to deal with a sense of guilt for the rest of her life.
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