Insanity Defense Dropped in Maine Fatal Stabbing Trial

The defense has dropped an insanity defense in the trial of a man who's accused of stabbing a woman to death in front of her 11-year-old twins.

The trial of Albert Flick got underway Monday with jurors watching a video of him buying the knives two days before the assault and then a surveillance video that captured the attack.

Prosecutors said Monday that Flick stabbed 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie at least 11 times outside a Lewiston laundromat in July 2018.

Three witnesses who knew the victim testified Flick had become infatuated with her and followed her around town before the attack. Flick originally planned to use an insanity defense but he changed his mind. His lawyer urged jurors to keep an open mind.

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