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Police: Children Witnessed Mother’s Fatal Stabbing Outside Laundromat

76-year-old Albert Flick was charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing

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Police in Maine are investigating the killing of a woman who was stabbed outside of a laundromat in front of her children in downtown Lewiston.

Police say 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie was stabbed on Sunday morning and died later in the day at Central Maine Medical Center. They say she's the mother of two children, 11-year-old twins, and both of them witnessed the assault.

Police say a bystander tackled the assailant until they arrived, and they were questioning the suspect on Sunday.

Murder charges were filed Monday afternoon against 76-year-old Auburn resident Albert Flick following his release from Central Maine Medical Center, where he was taken to treat chest pains following the stabbing, state police said.

Flick knew the victim, but there is no evidence of romantic involvement between the two, according to investigators.

"Anytime we have a case like this, the family is anxious for answers and the frustrating part for investigators is that we don't have all the answers at first, and there are some aspects of the investigation, for the continuity of the investigation, we just can't share at this point," Maine State Police Lt. Mark Holmquist said on Sunday.

Police say Dobbie had just started a load of laundry and gone outside the building with her children when the assault occurred.

They say an autopsy is likely to take place on Monday in Augusta.

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