AFTER Candy Montgomery delivered 41 deadly ax blows to her neighbor, she delivered an astonishing confession while under hypnosis – and was still acquitted by a jury.
Thanks to the psychologists who testified about Montgomery’s “dissociative reaction” in courtThe mother of two successfully defended the case that shocked the state of Texas and the world.
On June 27, 1980, two weeks after elementary school teacher Betty Gore was found dead, Candy Montgomery was arrested and charged with murder.
Betty was severely mutilated, with 41 ax wounds. The murder weapon was found in Texas She lives with her husband and children.
During her trial, Montgomery told the jury that she attacked in self-defence.
Dr. Fred Fason, a hypnotherapist, held hypnosis sessions with Montgomery and tracked her violent response to childhood trauma, Texas Monthly detail.
Betty allegedly attempted to attack her neighbor with an ax during a confrontation over Montgomery’s affair with her husband, Allan Gore.
In response, Montgomery claimed, she swung the ax away and went into dissociation, only to attack Betty with the weapon multiple times.
Reportedly, Dr. Fason determined that Montgomery was overcome with rage due to a traumatic punishment suffered in childhood.
Fason and other psychiatrists testified that Montgomery’s attack and her subsequent behavior were aspects of her psychological condition.
According to reports, she cleaned up the blood stains in Gores’ bathroom herself, then resumed her normal work.
Dr. Fason claims that he put Montgomery into “ecstasy” during hours-long hypnosis sessions, which caused her to re-present the events of June 13 over and over again.
In October 1980, a jury acquitted Montgomery of all charges, and she is said to have moved to Georgia soon after.
Montgomery’s story will come to life in two different TV miniseries, with the first, titled Candy, coming soon. Hulu on May 9, 2022.
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