A 77-year-old convicted assassin, whom a decide as soon as deemed to be too previous to harm somebody once more, has been convicted of fatally stabbing one other girl.
A jury on Wednesday convicted Albert Flick within the July 15, 2018, homicide of Kimberly Dobbie, 48, outdoors a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine.
Dobbie’s twin 11-year-old sons have been close by and witnessed their mom’s violent loss of life, which prosecutors stated occurred after Flick had obsessed over the only mom to the purpose of stalking.
“The obsession became if I can’t have her, I will kill her and that’s exactly what he did,” Assistant Lawyer Normal Robert Ellis instructed the jury, based on Portland station WCSH-TV.
The assault adopted a sequence of different violent incidents involving Flick and girls over almost 4 many years in addition to a decide arguing in opposition to giving him an extended jail sentence, eight years earlier than his newest assault, due to his age.
In 1979, he was first sentenced to 25 years in jail for stabbing his estranged spouse to loss of life in entrance of her daughter from an earlier marriage.
After his launch, he was convicted of assaulting one other girl in 2010. A prosecutor advisable that he serve eight years behind bars however the decide agreed to 4, stating Flick’s previous age ― Flick then being in his late 60s ― hindered his skill to harm anybody once more.
“At some point, Mr. Flick is going to age out of his capacity to engage in this conduct,” Maine Superior Courtroom Justice Robert E. Crowley stated on the time, based on the Portland Press Herald, “and incarceration beyond the time he ages out doesn’t seem to me to make good sense from a criminological or fiscal perspective.”
After Flick’s launch from jail in 2014 he moved to Lewiston the place he finally met Dobbie, who was residing in a homeless shelter along with her two sons, and have become infatuated along with her, prosecutors stated.
Katharyn Cormier, who lived on the similar shelter as Dobbie, recalled Flick providing to purchase her two younger sons wholesome lunches that she couldn’t afford.
“She was just plain out of money,” Cormier instructed The New York Occasions, “and any mother’s going to accept that.”
A Fb web page showing to have belonged to Dobbie showcases plenty of photographs of her and her two sons, displaying them celebrating birthdays, visiting a pumpkin patch and dressed for Holloween. She proudly wrote that her two sons have been “turning into fine young men.”
However Flick’s obvious kindness towards her turned sinister, with him relentlessly following her round and ignoring her requests to depart her alone, prosecutors stated.
Simply earlier than the assault, Dobbie had secured an residence for herself and her sons. She was killed the day earlier than she deliberate to maneuver, the Occasions reported.
Flick, so upset about her transferring away, turned to violence to cease her from leaving him, Ellis instructed the courtroom.
Flick faces 25 years to life in jail. He’s scheduled to face sentencing on Aug. 9. Prosecutors stated they’ll search a life sentence; Maine doesn’t enable the loss of life penalty.
Dobbie’s kids reside with their grandparents in Massachusetts, WCSH reported.
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