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Murderer Released after Being Deemed Too Old to Kill Again, Kills Again

It took a Maine jury less than an hour to find Albert Flick guilty of murdering Kimberly Dobbie with her twin sons nearby in July 2018.

By David K. Li | 19 July 2019

NBC NEWS — A 77-year-old murderer — back on the streets because he was deemed too old to kill again — was convicted this week of fatally stabbing a Maine woman while her twin children watched.

It took less than an hour for jurors in Auburn to find Albert Flick guilty of murdering Kimberly Dobbie, 48, outside a Lewiston laundromat on July 15, 2018.

Her twin 11-year-old sons were nearby and security cameras captured the moments they ran to their mother as she was being killed. …

Back in 1979, he killed his wife, Sandra, in shockingly similar circumstances, stabbing her to death while the woman’s young daughter was nearby. He was convicted of murder and served 25 years behind bars.

After his release in 2004, Flick was convicted of assaulting two other women in 2010. A judge sentenced Flick to almost four years behind bars — resisting recommendations of prosecutors and probation officials to give him eight or nine years, believing the man would be too old to commit any more violent acts.

“At some point, Mr. Flick is going to age out of his capacity to engage in this conduct, and incarcerating him beyond the time that he ages out doesn’t seem to me to make good sense from a criminological or fiscal perspective,” Maine Superior Court Justice Robert E. Crowley said at the time. …

Dobbie was stabbed 14 times and the wounds penetrated her heart and a lung, a state medical examiner testified. […]

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