Auburn man charged with murder in Lewiston laundromat stabbing

An Auburn man has been charged with stabbing a Lewiston mother to death outside a laundromat. (Androscoggin County Jail)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- An Auburn man has been charged with stabbing a Lewiston mother to death outside a laundromat.

The brutal attack happened Sunday on Sabattus Street, right in front of the woman’s twin 11-year-old sons.

Police say 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie had just come outside after putting in a load of laundry in when she was stabbed.

Surveillance video from the business next door shows the victim, Kimberly Dobbie, walking in front of the store. A few minutes later, the alleged suspect, 76-year-old Albert Flick of Auburn, is seen pacing back and forth holding an unknown shiny object.

Moments later, bystanders are seen running to where the alleged incident took place, and the shiny object is thrown into the street.

Dobbie was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she died.

Friends of Kimberly Dobbie say she was a great mom who loved her sons dearly.

State police say Dobbie knew Flick, but say there is no indication the two were romantically involved.

Flick is charged with murder at the Androscoggin County Jail.

This is not the first time Flick has been charged with murder.

In 1979, Flick stabbed his wife to death in Westbrook.

Court documents say Sandra Flick had filed for divorce.

Shortly after, she asked Flick to pick up some of his belongings.

He arrived, armed with a knife.

Sandra's daughter told officials she was in the back bedroom, and watched through a crack in the door as Flick took out the knife.

She says Flick was showing Sandra how to remove hooks from fishing lines with the knife.

At one point, while Sandra was removing a hook, Flick grabbed her arm and bent it behind her back, putting his hand over her mouth.

Sandra yelled for her daughter, who went to the neighbors for help.

They found Sandra covered in blood with her throat cut.

According to the Sun Journal, Flick was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.

Flick was also convicted of assault and other charges in 2010 for stabbing a woman that he knew.

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