Special Prosecutor Named in Harper Case

<p>Kevin Harper</p>

Kevin Harper

Former Yakima County prosecutor Jeffrey Sullivan has been named the special prosecutor for the Kevin Harper case in Yakima.

The 30-year old Harper is accused in the 2011 killings of Bill and Pauline Goggin, and Bill's elderly mother Bettye.

It will now be up to Sullivan to sort through several motions made by the defense and then report back to the court. Harper's attorney, Peter Mazzone, has filed two motions to dismiss the murder case -- one accusing prosecutors of illegally listening to conversations between harper and his attorneys -- and the other claiming prosecutors took too long to reveal evidence.

The defense says it is also considering filing a third motion--this time for a change of venue.  

Kevin Harper will be back in court on October 9th.