Never consider a criminal “too old to be a threat,” sometimes it’s already in their nature to do heinous crimes. This is what happen to a 77-year-old man after he was released from prison because authorities believed he is too old to commit a crime.

It took only 40 minutes for the jury to convict Seventy-seven-year-old Albert Flick, of murder for stabbing to death of a 48-year-old mother of 11-year-old twins outside a Lewiston laundromat. Flick was then sentenced to life imprisonment.

NBC reported that this is the second time Flick will go to prison for murder, the first time was in 1979 when he was convicted in the stabbing death of his wife, Sandra Flick, at their Westbrook home. In that case, he was sentenced to serve 30 years and released in 2000.

Albert Flick reportedly became infatuated with a 48-year-old mother named Kimberly Dobbie, and it would prove to be a fatal attraction. According to Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis, Flick knew Dobbie was going to be leaving town and thought to himself, “If I can’t have her, I will kill her,” and he did.

After stalking her for days and purchasing a pair of knives from a Walmart two days prior, Flick stabbed Dobbie 11 times in broad daylight outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, just feet from her 11-year-old twin sons, Dylan and Cole.

The trial, which lasted less than two days, included testimony from witnesses who said Flick had become obsessed with Dobbie. He had followed her and her 11-year-old boys routinely from where they were staying at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission shelter in Lewiston to the local library, Dunkin’, and even the bus stop.

According to her friends, Dobbie appeared to tolerate Flick’s attention and presence but didn’t want it.

In closing arguments, Ellis told the jury that Dobbie’s murder “was thought-out. It was deliberate. It was premeditated.”

Flick knew Dobbie was planning to move soon into an apartment in Farmington with her sons and that he wasn’t invited.

“There was no ‘we’ in the equation,” Ellis said. “He murdered her because of that.”

Flick had trailed Dobbie and her sons from a Dunkin’ donuts shop on Main Street to the nearby Rancourt’s Coin-operated LaundryMat on Sabattus Street shortly before 10 a.m.

Flick could be seen pacing inside the building and outside, always keeping Dobbie in his line of sight. Then, after seeing that the sidewalk was clear as Dobbie sat on outdoor steps speaking on her cellphone, he attacked her.

He could be seen on the laundromat’s surveillance video, dressed in a light-blue shirt, as he “reaches back to the small of his back, takes out the knife, stands in front of Kim, raises his arm,” Ellis narrated to the jury.

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Elsie Clement, the daughter of the wife he murdered, who watched him kill her mother, is now an adult, and she feels sorry for Kimberly Dobbie’s children. “The boys are the ones that are going to live with it,”  she said.

“I think the judge should explain to them, tell them, tell them how come they had to watch their mother be slaughtered on the street,” Clement said, referring to woman’s sons.

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

Sources: Taphaps, NBC, Daily Mail

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