77-Year-Old Murderer Found Too Old To Commit Violence Kills Again
In 1979, Albert Flick was convicted and sentenced to 25 years for fatally stabbing his wife 14 times in front their child. In 2010, he was jailed again for assaulting a woman; however, the presiding judge decided he was too old to commit violence and gave him a lessened sentence.
Now 40 years after his initial murder sentence, a court’s convicted Flick of a near-identical crime — stabbing Kimberly Dobbie at least 11 times outside of a Lewiston, Maine laundromat, in front of her 11-year-old twins.
Speaking during the 2010 trial, the presiding judge stated, “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.”
Additionally, on August 9 Flick arrives to court for sentencing, where he faces 25 years to life in prison.