He stabbed a counselor 26 times in a premeditated attack. He’s facing 39 years to life

Raymond White Jr. was convicted May 10, 2019, for attempted murder for a 2015 stabbing.
Raymond White Jr. was convicted May 10, 2019, for attempted murder for a 2015 stabbing. Fresno Bee archives

A 32-year-old Fresno man has been convicted of attempted murder in the stabbing of a volunteer counselor in 2015.

Raymond White Jr. stabbed the woman at Comprehensive Addiction Program 26 times, the Fresno Country District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

The preplanned attack severed the counselor’s trachea and caused other injuries. She was 55 at the time of the attack, according to Bee archives.

White on Thursday was found guilty of attempted murder, along with the allegations that the crime was willful, deliberate and premeditated, that he personally used a knife and that he caused great bodily injury. He was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, with the allegation that he caused great bodily injury.

White previously was convicted of two strike offenses: attempted robbery in 2010 and criminal threats in 2013.

He is scheduled to be sentenced June 10 in Fresno County Superior Court. He faces more than 39 years to life in state prison. Under the state’s Elderly Parole Program he will be eligible for release after he’s served 25 years.

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Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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