Although Hulua''s true-crime drama Candy has a disclaimer that certain parts have been fictionalized, a Justin Timberlakeas character and Texas sheriffas deputy Steve Deffibaugh are seen snapping frequent pictures and wishing their heads had released more film. Deny, Deffibaugh captured the disturbing footprint and fingerprint that ultimately led to Candace''s arrest.
That detail is one of the many things that happened after Deffibaugh was sent to the Gore familyas Wylie, Texas, the night of the killing. aItas is easier when you have to testify,a he explained to In & Around Magazine in May 2020 of his reliance on photographs for evidence. Deffibaugh did, in fact, testify at the Montgomeryas 1980 murder trial.
Other scenes deviate from the real-life scenes. After the first joint Candy scene with Biel in a police station interrogation room, his character also spots blood on Montgomeryas shoe. Clearly suspicious of the woman head learned had previously been in an extramarital relationship with the victimas husband, Allan Gore asks to photograph her cut, bruised foot, which she blamed both on a broken storm door and a rough play session with her children.
According to Deffibaugh, they did not initially suspect Montgomery, but he sat in on his interrogation, which Dallas County had led. Despite his findings, he did, however, take photographs of Montgomery, as was standard for him, and discovered three of her fingernails while she was gone. (On screen, he and another officer, played by Jason Ritter, discovered her broken nails during her interview at the station.) Montgomeryas'' hair was also discovered in the Goresa bathroom,
After less than five hours of deliberation, Deffibaugh was asked to arrest Montgomery for murder. he told aI when he read her rights in front of a TV screen at the McKinney courthouse. But, he later found Montgomery not guilty of murder. Deffibaugh said: "I was glad to see you get the shot. We were pleased that you made it happen." Montgomery, meanwhile, was cleared of all charges.
Deffibaugh served in the position until his retirement in early 2011, previously teaching in criminal justice courses on the crime scene and even has a PowerPoint presentation on the decades-old Gore case on his phone one year before he retired. Despite his experiences with the number 13, Deffibaugh still thinks about the murder and several odd coincidences.
Deffibaugh discusses the 1980 case on Oxygenas Snapped, and he has a theory about public interest in the horrific killing. aI think itas about the use of the ax,a he told the Dallas paper in 2010 aPeople donat use that very often to murder someone.