Man accused of fatally stabbing Lewiston woman in front of kids held without bail

Albert Flick is led out of the courtroom following his initial appearance in the Androscoggin County Courthhouse in Auburn Wednesday morning. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

AUBURN (WGME) -- The man police say stabbed a Lewiston mother to death made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Albert Flick is charged with murdering Kimberly Dobbie in front of her twin boys.

CBS 13 spoke with some of the victims’ friends who say they wish Flick was never let out of jail after he killed his wife in 1979.

"Pathetic just looking at him,” Laura Kirkland said.

“I just wanted to jump over and hit him,” Lori Moreau said.

Friends of the 48-year-old victim say it was hard to watch the 76-year-old make his first court appearance since police say he killed their friend.

"She was just a loving, devoted mother. She was a good friend to everybody. So passive, if she just would've been able to say ‘no’ or someone would've been able to do a check on him,” Moreau said.

Police say Flick stabbed Dobbie to death outside Rancourt’s laundromat in Lewiston Sunday in front of her two 11-year-old boys.

On Wednesday, Flick entered no plea in court.

Flick was convicted of stabbing his wife to death in 1979, but after serving 21 years of his 30-year sentence, he was released.

Moreau says Flick was obsessed with Dobbie and she believes he never should have been let out of prison.

“I know a lot of people who have gone away for a lot longer, and this was his wife he killed the first time. He should've never been out on the streets,” Moreau said.

"Everyone thought he was just a lonely old man, obsessed. We could see that, but no one ever thought he was capable of something like this,” Kirkland said.

Friends say Flick would sometimes help Dobbie with meals and knew her routine. They hope this time he stays in prison.

"She rejected his advances so… he can't deal with rejection so he went after her this time,” Moreau said.

Friends of Dobbie say her two sons are with family in Massachusetrs.

Flick is currently being held without bail at the Androscoggin County Jail. His next court hearing is scheduled for October 26.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Dobbie's children.

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