A Fresno man accused of stabbing a therapist at a drug abuse recovery center has been charged with premeditated attempted murder that caused great bodily injury with a kitchen knife, the District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Raymond White Jr., 29, will be arraigned Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court.
If convicted, he faces up to 41 years to life in prison.
Police say the 55-year-old therapist, whose name was not made public, was stabbed in the neck, upper torso and arms around 1 p.m. Dec. 21 while working at the Comprehensive Addiction Programs Inc. facility at 2445 W. Whites Bridge Ave. in southwest Fresno. She was rushed into surgery at Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition with life-threatening wounds.
Police contend White left a group session and walked to the victim’s office. The two spoke, then White stabbed the woman multiple times before leaving the clinic, police said.
Police later found him in some abandoned buildings at 2855 W. Whites Bridge Ave.
Wednesday, the victim was reported in stable condition.
Meantime, White remains in the Fresno County Jail in lieu of $520,000 bail.