Kariem McFarlin, the Alameda man charged with burglarizing the Palo Alto home of Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, will wait at least another month before entering a plea.
McFarlin, who was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with stealing iPads, iPods, jewelry and Jobs' wallet from the Waverley Street home, made a brief appearance in a Palo Alto courtroom Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, for his scheduled plea hearing. But for the second time since his arrest, the plea was postponed.
McFarlin's attorney, James Kellenberger, requested that the plea date be moved to Oct. 17 to give him time to review new information that he has recently received in discovery. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thang Nguyen Barrett granted Kellenberger's request, with no objections from Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery.
The plea hearing is now scheduled for Oct. 17.
McFarlin was arrested last month after Palo Alto officers and investigators from the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) Task Force raided his Alameda apartment and allegedly found some of the items that were stolen during the July 17 burglary. According to a report from REACT, McFarlin subsequently acknowledged that he had burglarized Jobs' home and admitted to committing other burglaries in San Francisco. Jobs' home was unoccupied and was undergoing renovation at the time of the theft.