AUBURN, Maine – 77-year-old Albert Flick, recently released from jail after being deemed too old to commit more violent crimes, was found guilty of murdering 48-year-old mother Kimberly Dobbie outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, on July 15, 2018, while her 11-year-old twin sons were just feet away. The wisdom of these wise learned laws experts in black robs is stunning. Thank God we have them to dole out justice and make decisions on our lives by finding any reason to turn loose the most dangerous among us.
“What happened to these children is just horrific,” Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellistold WCSH in Portland. “I know there is family involvement, services and we’re hoping for the best.” The twins have since been living with a grandmother in Massachusetts.
“I’m glad the verdict is done and over and I’m glad he’ll never be able to walk the streets again,” Dobbie’s friend James Lipps told a group of reporters outside the courthouse Wednesday. Again , again? Hey ,every one deserves a second chance right? maybe in 10 more years he really will be too old to be a thread your honor.
Ellis said he would ask a judge to make sure that Flick stays behind bars for the rest of his life because of his history of committing violent crimes against women. Not the same judge I hope.
“Mr. Flick murdered his estranged wife in similar fashion in 1979. He murdered Kim Dobbie, stabbing her 11 times at a minimum, now. I think obsession and infatuation was clearly in his twisted mind,” Ellis said during the trial.
Flick was released from prison in 2004 after serving a 25-year sentence for murdering his wife, Sandra, in 1979. The attack was eerily similar to the attack carried out on Dobbie — Flick stabbed his wife to death in front of her young daughter, Elsie. So weird, its like people like this guy have patterns.
Maybe this time the guy will die in prison, even though he should have been executed. But we can’t have that. It would be too cruel and inhumane I guess.
After Flick was released in 2004, he went on to assault two more women in 2010, but a judge only sentenced him to four years of jail time. Prosecutors and probation officials urged Maine Superior Court Justice Robert E. Crowley to give Flick a longer sentence, suggesting eight or nine years, to no avail.
“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,” Crowley said of his decision at the time. Three guesses what political party judge Crowley belongs to.
That’s your justice system working to keep you safe people of Maine.