77-Year-Old Killer Deemed Too Old to Be Dangerous Murders Woman After His Release From Prison
77-year-old killer Albert Flick served 25 years in prison after he stabbed his wife to death in front of her daughter in 1979.
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Albert Flick, 77, served 25 years in prison after he stabbed his wife to death in front of her daughter in 1979, and shortly after he was released he was jailed for a further four years after attacking a woman in 2010. When he was released in 2014, he was deemed to be too old to be dangerous. However, the Washington Post reports that Flick was convicted on Wednesday of stabbing a homeless woman 11 times in front of her two sons in broad daylight.
A judge ignored prosecutors' requests for a longer sentence in 2010 following his attack on a woman, stating that Flick was not a threat due to his age. At the time he was in his late '60s. He committed his second murder last year, targeting homeless woman Kimberly Dobbie after he became obsessed with her and stalked her. He reportedly learned that Dobbie was planning to leave Lewiston, Maine, which Flick moved to when he was released in 2014, and he thought to himself, "If I can’t have her, I will kill her."
Prior to the day of the killing, Flick bought a pair of knives at a Walmart. He then proceeded to attack and murder Dobbie in front of a laundromat, piercing her heart and lungs in the process. Her 11-year-old twin sons and three men witnessed the attack and attempted to stop him. "It was soul-crushing for them," juror Caitlain Jasper said. "And they'll never be able to forget it."
Flick grew increasingly obsessed with Dobbie before he killed her, going so far as to eat at the same homeless shelter in order to be closer to her. Eslie Clement, who saw Flick stab her mother to death back in 1979, said the judge responsible for freeing him will have to answer for their lax sentencing of him in 2010. "I would like to just see [everyone involved] in a line and stand there and tell [Dobbie’s] boys, explain to them how this man was on the streets and how it’s OK," she said. "How the law makes it alright for their mom to now be gone and for them to have to witness it"