A 77-year-old man convicted decades ago of the stabbing murder of his wife has just been found guilty of the death of another woman whom he similarly murdered and in front of his children. Incredibly, the old man had been released from prison a couple of years ago after being considered "too old" to pose a threat to society.
Albert Flick appeared Wednesday in front of a Lewiston, Maine court to face his charges for the death of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie.
According to the prosecution, the old man became obsessed with the homeless woman who lived between Dunkin Donuts' shelters and shops with her two 11-year-old twins. The subject persisted in following the woman after he found out that she intended to move to another city.
On July 15, 2018, Flick waited sitting outside a laundry waiting for Dobbie to leave, who he stabbed in the middle of the street and in front of the children. The man stabbed her on at least 11 occasions causing rupture of the left ventricle of the heart, rib fractures, and rupture of the right lung. The woman died in a local hospital.
Witnesses said that before the attack, the woman had told the old man to leave her alone. The attack was stopped by people who were on the scene, who assure that the old man kicked his victim while he lay on the ground.
"Her obsession turned into something like, 'If I can't have her, I'm going to kill her,'" District Attorney Robert Ellis explained at the trial. There were videos of the old man buying two knives that he used for his attack in a Walmart store two days before what happened, according to WCSH.
According to reports by the AP agency in 1979 Flick was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the stabbing murder of his wife, which he committed in front of their respective children from other relationships.
A couple of years ago the subject was released, despite requests from the prosecution to extend his sentence. By then Flick was already in its sixth decade of life.
However, the requests were rejected on the grounds that Flick was "too old" to pose a threat to society, the Associated Press reports.
Flick remains behind bars without bail and will be formally sentenced on August 9. He faces at least 25 years behind bars.
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