Man Who Killed His Wife in Front of Her Daughter Strikes Again 39 Years Later

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July 19, 2019US News
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Man Who Killed His Wife in Front of Her Daughter Strikes Again 39 Years Later
Man in handcuffs. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

A 77-year-old man who served 25 years in prison because he stabbed a woman to death in front of her child, does the same thing again, nearly 40 years later.

Albert Flick of Maine was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 1979 for stabbing his wife 14 times to death in front of her daughter.

In 2004 he was released, but was arrested again in 2007 in Portland for assaulting another woman. He was sentenced the second time in 2010. This time he was released in 2014 from prison because the judge said he was too old to pose a threat to society.

Last year, however, he stalked a homeless mother, 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie. He eventually stabbed her 11 times in broad daylight in Lewiston, Maine. Flick had become infatuated with her and learned she was not pleased by his attention. The woman tolerated Flick in her vicinity but certainly did not appreciate it, friends of Dobbie said.

When she made plans to leave town, Flick, according to Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis, thought to himself, “If I can’t have her, I will kill her,” Daily Mail reported.

Two days before the killing Flick had bought a couple of knives at the Walmart and drove up to the launderette in Lewiston where he knew he would find Dobbie. He brought with him a gun and the knives. He left the gun in the car, took a knife with him and waited for Dobbie outside the launderette.

Dobbie was on the phone at that time. Flick waited till the sidewalk was clear, then walked up to Dobbie and stabbed her at least nine times in front of her 11-year-old twin sons.

A passerby intervened and held Flick down till responders arrived, but by that time the woman had already died. Dobbie had been stabbed in the heart and lungs.

Her two sons witnessed the whole scene, which was also videotaped by surveillance cameras.

Flick had his initial hearing on Wednesday, July 17. He didn’t say a word during his trial. He will be sentenced in August and will probably spend the rest of his days behind bars.

Meanwhile, Sandra Flick’s daughter from a prior marriage, Elsie Kimball who witnessed her mother’s death at the hands of Flick back in 1979, questions how this could have happened in the first place.

“Since 2000, there’s been multiple incidents, and there’s no reason why he should be on the street,” she said. The judge who set Flick free in 2010 should be held accountable, she said in an interview with WMTW News 8.

“There is no recovery from what they witnessed and the loss they are enduring. Al may have wielded the knife, again, but this time there are others who should be held accountable,” she continued.

“The boys are the ones that are going to live with it. I think the judge should have to explain to them, [sic] tell them what law it was or what age you’re done being a danger, and how come they had to watch their mother be slaughtered on the street,” Kimball said.

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