Kevin Harper's status hearing pushed back to April

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Kevin Harper made a brief court appearance Friday morning.

His status hearing was pushed back to April.

The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office said there is a chance he could be sentenced then as well.

A plea agreement was reached a year and a half after three people were found brutally beaten to death in their West Valley home.

Prosecutors decided they didn't have the evidence to convict Harper, their prime suspect.