BANNING (CNS) - A 41-year-old ex-con accused of fatally stabbing his mother and stepfather in Hemet made his initial court appearance on Monday, Aug. 10 but did not enter a plea. Quintin Antony McCracken, a convicted bank robber who was released from federal prison last September after serving a 13-year sentence, was arrested Thursday following a Hemet Police Department investigation into the deaths of 61-year-old Harriet Elaine Barnes and 75-year-old John Ronald Perez four days earlier. McCracken is charged with two counts of murder with special circumstance allegations of taking multiple lives in the same crime, as well as one count each of vehicle theft and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He made his initial court appearance before Riverside County Superior Court
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