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77-year-old Albert Flick gets life sentence for stabbing a mother to death in front of her children when he was released from prison because he was ‘too old to be a threat’ – He’d served 20 of a 30-year sentence for killing his wife in a similar knife attack

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Murderer, 77, is given a life sentence for stabbing a mother to death in front of her children
Flick stabbed 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie at least 11 times while her twins watched on a Lewiston sidewalk in 2018
Albert Flick was out on early release after serving 20 years of a 30-year sentence for killing his wife in an identical knife attack
Flick was jailed for stabbing his wife, Sandra Flick, 14 times after she served him with divorce papers in 1979
He had been let out because a judge considered he was ‘too old to be a threat’ after serving 20 years
This time, Justice MaryGay Kennedy ensured Albert Flick won’t get out of prison and sentenced the 77-year-old to life in prison
Prosecutors say Flick was infatuated with Dobbie and killed the woman who rejected his advances because he learned she ‘was moving away’
The attack in front of a laundromat and Flick’s purchase of the two knives he used were caught on surveillance video

Justice MaryGay Kennedy ensured Albert Flick won’t get out of prison again after he was convicted last month of stabbing the victim at least 11 times while her twins watched on a Lewiston sidewalk in 2018. He was previously convicted of the 1979 stabbing of his wife in front of her daughter.

‘He is a monster,’ Lori Moreau, a friend of the victim, 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie, said before Flick was sentenced and led from the courtroom. ‘I hope he rots in hell.’
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Prosecutors say Flick was infatuated with Dobbie. Both the attack in front of a laundromat and Flick’s purchase of two knives were caught on surveillance video.

Witnesses said that the man routinely followed the woman and her twin sons from where they were staying at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission shelter in Lewiston to the local library, Dunkin’ and even bus stops.
Flick had met the woman at the shelter while she was waiting on an apartment in Farmington.  

Flick declined to address the courtroom, shaking his head and saying ‘nah’ when the judge asked him if he had anything to say, the Sun Journal reported.
A jury only took 40 minutes to convict Flick and find him guilty for the murder of the mother. 

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Prosecutors say Flick was infatuated with Kimberly Dobbie [photo], who he killed in anger because he learned she was moving away

Flick had a long history of violence against women and was sentenced to prison for stabbing his wife, Sandra Flick, 14 times after she served him with divorce papers in 1979. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the killing.
After his release from prison in 2010, Flick was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and assault with a knife, once again in Portland, and was sentenced to two years in prison.
And in 2014, he was charged in Portland with criminal threatening, but that charge was dismissed as part of a deal in which he pleaded to a lesser charge.
He moved to Lewiston in June 2014, about the time that last case was being prosecuted.
A judge who sentenced him for assaulting another woman said in 2010 that Flick would no longer represent a threat because of age by the time of his release in 2014. The judge disregarded the recommendation of the prosecutor and probation officer for a longer sentence.

During Flick’s trial last month, prosecutors told the jury that Flick took action because Dobbie was planning to move away.
‘The obsession became ‘If I can’t have her, I will kill her,’ and that’s exactly what he did,’ Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis said.

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