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Lewiston murder suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Albert Flick is accused of stabbing a mother of two outside of a laundromat last month. (WGME)

AUBURN (WGME) – A Lewiston murder suspect has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Albert Flick is accused of stabbing a mother of two outside of a laundromat last month.

A judge has ordered Albert Flick to continue to be held without bail after a 45-minute hearing that included testimony from a state police detective and two surveillance videos.

Seventy-six-year-old Albert Flick didn't react as prosecutors presented the evidence against him.

First, video from Walmart that they say shows Flick buying two five-inch pairing knives.

Followed by surveillance from a local business.

Police say it shows Flick pacing outside of Rancourt's Laundromat, before stabbing 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie, the struggle takes place just off camera.

A state police detective testified that friends of Dobbie told investigators Flick had been stalking her.

He says Dobbie was on the phone with a friend, telling him about Flick, when Flick stabbed her.

Police say Flick indicated in an interview that he was jealous.

Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Jim Lipps says he knew Dobbie.

“She always had a smile on her face,” Lipps said. “She was, you know, she was a good mom. She was just a good person.”

He says she was scared of Flick, who has a history of violence against women, and served 21 years in prison for the murder of his wife in 1979.

“I want him to not ever do this again, and I hope he never does,” Lipps said.

The defense says Flick has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.

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