ME man, 77, convicted in stabbing death

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The 77-year-old man was previously convicted of fatally stabbing his wife, Sandra, back in 1979.

After his release in 2004, Flick was convicted of assaulting two other women in 2010. The judge, however, cut the sentence in half and only sentenced Flick - who was in his late 60s at the time - to just four years imprisonment. A judge sentenced Flick to nearly four years behind bars - resisting recommendations of prosecutors and probation officials to give him eight or nine years, believing the man would be too old to commit any more violent acts.

Flick met Dobbie while living in Lewiston, Maine and quickly became infatuated with her. Witnesses said he was obsessed with her and would follow her throughout her day, though the feelings were apparently not mutual. It was the second time Flick was convicted in a stabbing death. But in 2007, Flick was charged after once again violently attacking a woman he had been seeing romantically. The attack on Dobbie was captured on surveillance video.

Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis told jurors Flick knew Dobbie was planning on skipping town and thought to himself: "If I can't have her, I will kill her". He bought two knives, two days prior to the murder, and when he saw there was nobody around, he plunged the knife into her back as her two children watched on helplessly. He left the gun in the auto, took a knife with him and waited for Dobbie outside the launderette. Dobbie had just put a load of laundry in when she stepped outside to make a phone call.

Last year, he stabbed a homeless 48-year-old mother 11 times in broad daylight in Lewiston, Maine, in front of her children after stalking her for days.

A passerby intervened and held Flick down till responders arrived, but by that time the woman had already died. She sustained multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest, and was also stabbed once through her heart.

Her 11-year-old twin sons witnessed the slaying.

Flick had his initial hearing on Wednesday, July 17.

The elderly man said nothing throughout the trial.

Elsie Clement, Sandra Flicks's daughter from a previous marriage, was 12 years old when her mother was brutally killed. "There is no reason this man should have been on the streets in the first place, no reason". The judge who set Flick free in 2010 should be held accountable, she said in an interview with WMTW News 8. "It was soul-crushing for them", juror Caitlain Jasper said. The boys are now living with a grandmother in MA.

"I'm glad the verdict is done and over and I'm glad he'll never be able to walk the streets again", Dobbie's friend James Lipps told reporters outside the court Wednesday.