LEWISTON (WGME) – A 77-year-old Lewiston man is on trial for murder one year after prosecutors said he stabbed and killed a woman in front of her children.
The trial of Albert Flick began Monday with opening statements.
Prosecutors said that surveillance footage taken one year ago Monday shows Flick pacing back and forth on a Lewiston sidewalk before stabbing 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie in front of her twin boys.
She was stabbed at least 11 times while seated on a step a short distance from the entrance of Rancourt’s Laundromat.
Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis said the video evidence also will show Flick buying two knives days before the attack.
Ellis said Flick was infatuated with Dobbie.
“You’ll hear that Mr. Flick was constantly or regularly trying to get physically close to Kim,” he said.
Flick has a history of violence against women and served 21 years in prison for the murder of his wife in 1979. In this case, he is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.
On Monday, Flick’s defense attorney told jurors that the state must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
“You’re tasked with keeping an open mind,” defense attorney Allan Lobozzo said.
State prosecutors said they plan to call nearly a dozen witnesses. The trial is expected to last several days.