YAKIMA, Wash.--New documents are filed in the case
against a man accused of beating three adults to death.
Prosecutors will use the latest motion to revoke
Kevin Harper's plea deal during a September hearing.
Harper was accused of murdering three members of
the Goggin family in their West Valley home in 2011, but was offered a plea deal
on lesser charges after prosecutors discovered they didn't have enough evidence
against him. Now, that could all change.
According to court documents, in November
detectives got the statement they'd been waiting for from Crystal Gray West, the
ex-wife of Harper.
West told detectives, "He goes I think I just
killed three people."
When the detectives asked her if she knew how he
did it, she responded "He said he remembers there was a big guy and he remembers
swinging, that's all he remembers."
West also describes Harper coming home that night
with a white SUV. She said he wanted her to follow him in a different car, but
it wouldn't start. The ex-wife also remembers Harper having a scratch on one of
his forearms and later noticed a car manual, a new pistol and some pieces of
jewelry in their trailer.
West told detectives, "He just told me that he had
gone to rob a house and that there was people there. And that the guy was
The motion also includes key statements from
Randall Humphreys, an inmate housed in the same unit as Harper. Humphreys told
detectives Harper admitted to the triple murder.
The inmate said, "He went in through the garage and
went in through a sally port where he found himself a hammer."
The inmate also gave specific details about where
Harper "framed" or beat several people inside the Goggin's family
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