A man was convicted of premeditated attempted murder, for repeatedly stabbing a county psychiatric nurse as she arrived at work, in court Thursday.
Greg Allen Taylor, 57, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, plus four years, at his sentencing from Judge Robert F. O'Neil on July 14.
The victim, a 25-year county employee, was stabbed 11 times in the chest, neck and head. Cindy Doucette, 59, was getting out of her car to head to work. Right before the attack, Doucette said "hi" to Taylor.
That's when he started stabbing her multiple times near Morena Boulevard and Savannah Street in San Diego's Morena neighborhood, Deputy District Attorney Karra Reedy alleged in court. Taylor was arrested three blocks away.
The 25-year County of San Diego employee has since been released from the hospital.
He pleaded not guilty to a premeditated attempted murder charge. At Taylor's preliminary hearing, Superior Court Judge Frederic Link ruled that there was enough evidence to send Taylor to trial.
Prosecutor Karra Reedy told NBC 7 Taylor will be sentenced on July 14. He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole.