Albert Flick, 77, of Auburn, Maine, was convicted of murder on Wednesday,
It is the ex-con’s second murder conviction after killing his wife in a knife attack 40 years ago, in front of his young daughter
He was released from prison after serving 25 of a 30-year years for killing Sandra Flick in 1979
In 2010 he was back in jail for assaulting another woman – but in 2014, a judge released him after a judge deemed that he was ‘too old to be a threat’
In his latest trial, he was convicted of murdering Kimberly Dobbie, 48, on Wednesday
He reportedly stabbed the homeless mother-of-four 11 times without warning outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, as her 11-year-old twin sons watched
The attack from the infatuated killer was caught on surveillance cameras, and happened because she rebuffed his unsolicited attention
Flick withdrew his insanity plea before the trial began and faces life behind bars at sentencing, which is scheduled for August
Albert Flick, 77, shown in his 2018 mugshot was deemed ‘too old’ to be a threat, and was freed from prison after serving 25 years for murdering his wife. He just been jailed for a second time for killing another woman in an identical fashion.
A 77-year-old inmate deemed ‘too old’ to be a threat, and who was freed from prison after serving 25 years for murdering his wife, has been jailed for a second time for killing another woman in an identical fashion.
Albert Flick, 77, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1979 after stabbing his wife 14 times in front of their daughter.
He was released in 2004 after spending a quarter of a century behind bars. But in 2010 he was back to jail in 2010 for assaulting yet another woman.
In 2014, Flick was released from his second stint in jail for physical assault, because he was deemed too old to be a threat to society.
Four years later he fatally stabbed a homeless 48-year-old mother 11 times in broad daylight in Lewiston, Maine, in front of her children.
The serial assaulter first purchased the murder weapons, then he stalked his victim for days, before striking.
He was convicted of murder on Wednesday and is yet to be sentenced but will likely now spend the rest of his life incarcerated.
Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis told jurors in his closing argument that Flick knew Dobbie was going to be leaving town and thought to himself, ‘If I can’t have her, I will kill her.’
In the days before the murder, he trailed her and her children around the town where they were living, to Dunkin’ Donuts, a local library and to the bus shelter.
Among those who testified were friends of the woman who said that she tolerated his affection but did not want it.
The stabbing was caught on surveillance cameras at the laundromat. He said he heard Dobbie telling the older man to leave her alone beforehand
Her 11-year-old twin sons witnessed the savage attack and it was also caught on surveillance cameras.
The police report said that two days before the killing, the suspect bought a pair of knives from a Walmart. He then waited, on the day of the murder, until the sidewalk was clear of pedestrians to attack Dobbie.
She was sitting on a step outside a building, talking on her cellphone when he struck.
Prosecutors described how he was seen walking up to her, reaching into the small of his back and retrieving the knife then plunging it into her body without warning as her children watched.
The attack only stopped after a witness intervened. He later testified that he ‘drop kicked’ Flick and kept his foot on his neck until police arrived.
Dobbie’s injuries were severe. She was stabbed so many times that it pierced her heart and her lung.
Allan Lobozzo, his defense attorney, said there had been no indication his client posed a threat. Flick himself never offered an explanation for the killing.
He submitted a not guilty by way of insanity plea before the trial began but withdrew it.
The jury from his most recent trial were not told about his previous crimes but they took only 40 minutes to find him guilty.
The elderly suspect who is allegedly hard of hearing listened through headphones to the verdict. He said nothing throughout the trial.
He will be sentenced in August and faces life behind bars. Maine does not have the death penalty.
Since 2000, he’s been questioned on multiple felonies, so ‘why did they let him go?’ the killer’s daughter, Elsie Clement holds the judges who let the killer loose responsible for the latest tragedy
Elsie Clement, his step-daughter daughter with Sandra Flick, the wife he murdered is now an adult. Elsie, Sandra Flick’s daughter from a prior marriage, watched as Albert Flick stabbed her mother 14 times with a knife, inside their home in 1979.
Elsie said of the second killing that the judge who released him from prison should be forced to explain to the woman’s sons why she is no longer alive.
In an interview with WMTW, she said: ‘The boys [Doobie’s sons]are the ones that are going to live with it. I think the judge should explain to them, tell them, tell them how come they had to watch their mother be slaughtered on the street’ .