AUBURN — Albert Flick, 77, remains behind bars at the Androscoggin County Jail awaiting trial.

Flick is charged with stabbing Kimberly Dobbie, 48, to death on July 15. A jury trial is expected in July, according to the Androscoggin Superior Court.

At the time of the stabbing, Dobbie was outside a Lewiston laundromat with her sons talking on her cellphone. Friends later said that in the days before the stabbing, Flick stalked Dobbie, “following her everywhere, from morning to night,” Kathy Cornier said.

Described as a friendly, upbeat person, Dobbie had moved from Farmington to Lewiston and was staying at a homeless shelter with her twin sons, 11. She was days away from moving into her own apartment.

In Farmington before Christmas, friends held a vigil for Dobbie at the Farmington Public Library, where Dobbie and her sons spent a lot of time.

“It was a small vigil,” organizer Lisa Charles said. Those attending “were mostly the parents of the children that her boys were friends of. We told a lot of positive stories of how we met here, her influence on the community.”


Even though Dobbie only lived in Farmington for about two years, “in that small time (she) made an impact,” Charles said. “She was positive and always smiling.”

A bench has been placed outside the library in her honor. “Everybody in Farmington knows that (bench) is for her,” Charles said.

Farmington children who were friends with the boys remain in touch with them, she said, adding the twins are with family in Massachusetts.

Flick has a history of violence against women.

He was convicted of murder for the 1979 stabbing death of his wife, Sandra Flick, in Westbrook. He served 25 years in prison. After he was released, Flick was charged with assaulting other women.

The penalty for murder in Maine is 25 years to life in prison.

In this July 2018 file photo, Albert Flick is escorted in a courtroom after he was charged with stabbing to death Kimberly Dobbie, 48, of Lewiston. A jury trial is expected in July. Flick remains in the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn. (Sun Journal file photo)

A bench outside the Farmington Public Library was recently put there to remember Kimberly Dobbie, who with her sons frequented the library when she lived in Farmington. Dobbie was stabbed to death in July. The man accused of killing her, Albert Flick, is behind bars awaiting trial. (Submitted photo)

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