PHOTOS: Candy Montgomery’s 1980 arrest, North Texas trial for ax murder of teacher

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The arrest and trial of Candace “Candy” Montgomery in 1980 was big news: the Dallas-area woman was charged with killing her friend Betty Gore with an axe.

Both Hulu and HBO Max have new crime drama series, “Candy” and “Love and Death,” about the Montgomery case and acquittal.

[ Read more: Who was Candy Montgomery? ]

Candace (Candy) Montgomery arrives June 26, 1980 at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office to surrender after being charged with the June 13 ax murder of Wylie schoolteacher Betty Gore.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery arriving at the Collin County Sheriff's Office to surrender to Sheriff's Deputies after being charged with the June 13, 1980 ax murder of Wylie schoolteacher Betty Gore.  Montgomery was placed on $100,000 bond.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery arriving at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office to surrender to Sheriff’s Deputies after being charged with the June 13, 1980 ax murder of Wylie schoolteacher Betty Gore. Montgomery was placed on $100,000 bond.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery arriving in a car at the Collin County Sheriff's Office to surrender.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery drives up to the Collin County Sheriff’s Office to surrender.

Local citizens and members of the press gathered around Collin County Sheriff Jerry Burton before suspect Candace Montgomery arrived.  Montgomery turned himself in to deputies after being accused of killing Betty Gore.

Local citizens and members of the press gathered around Collin County Sheriff Jerry Burton before suspect Candace Montgomery arrived. Montgomery turned himself in to deputies after being accused of killing Betty Gore.

Local citizens and members of the press gathered at the Collin County Sheriff's Office prior to the arrival of suspect Candace Montgomery, June 26, 1980.

Local citizens and members of the press gathered at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office before the suspect Candace Montgomery arrived, June 26, 1980.

Collin County Sheriff Jerry Burton prior to the arrival of Candace (Candy) Montgomery, who surrendered on June 26, 1980

Collin County Sheriff Jerry Burton prior to the arrival of Candace (Candy) Montgomery, who surrendered on June 26, 1980

Candace (Candy) Montgomery, left, on the way to court for a hearing on Montgomery’s trial date, August 27, 1980.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery, left, heading to court for a hearing on Montgomery’s trial date, August 27, 1980.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat after his acquittal.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat after his acquittal.

Members of the press gathered around defense attorney Don Crowder after a Collin County jury acquitted Candace Montgomery

Members of the press gathered around defense attorney Don Crowder after a Collin County jury acquitted Candace Montgomery

A Collin County jury acquitted Candace Montgomery of murdering Betty Gore, a Wylie schoolteacher, with a 3-foot axe.  The jury of nine women and three men delivered their verdict after three hours of deliberation.

A Collin County jury acquitted Candace Montgomery of murdering Betty Gore, a Wylie schoolteacher, with a 3-foot axe. The jury of nine women and three men delivered their verdict after three hours of deliberation.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat leaving the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted her.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat leaving the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted her.

Members of the press gather around defense attorney Don Crowder outside the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted Candace Montgomery.

Members of the press gather around defense attorney Don Crowder outside the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted Candace Montgomery.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat after his acquittal.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat after his acquittal.

Defense attorney Robert Udashen who represented Montgomery

Defense attorney Robert Udashen who represented Montgomery

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat leaving the courthouse after a Collin County jury acquitted her.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat leaving the courthouse after a Collin County jury acquitted her.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat inside a car, leaving the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted her.

Candace (Candy) Montgomery with her husband Pat inside a car, leaving the Old Collin County Courthouse after a jury acquitted her.

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