A convicted killer who stabbed a woman in front of her children committed a similar crime after a judge determined he was no longer a threat to the public due to his age.
The New York Daily News reports that Albert Flick, 77, of Maine, served 25 years in prison for stabbing his wife to death in front of her daughter. In 2010, he was convicted again of assaulting another woman and served only four years in prison before he was released. Judge Robert Crowley, who handed down the sentence, reportedly cited the convicted killer’s advanced age in his decision to grant him a lighter sentence than what prosecutors requested.
But Flick would kill again: According to the Sun Journal, on July 15, 2018, he stabbed 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie outside of a laundromat in Lewiston, in front of her 11-year-old twin boys.
The jury reportedly convicted Flick after deliberating for only 40 minutes.
According to the report, Flick had become infatuated with Dobbie and often followed her and her boys — but they were not in a relationship. The jury reportedly saw a surveillance video of Flick purchasing two paring knives at a Walmart two days before Dobbie’s murder.
Flick is scheduled for sentencing on August 9, and he reportedly faces 25 years to life in prison.
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