Suspect in burglary of Jobs' house gets new lawyer, plea date Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
Kariem McFarlin, who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly burglarizing the Palo Alto home of the late Steve Jobs and making off with a cache of computers, iPads, Tiffany bracelets, Jobs' wallet and a bottle of Cristal champagne, will wait another month before entering his plea.
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Posted by Glenn C., a resident of Stanford, on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
This McFarlin suspect sounds like a real professional to me, and I doubt his chosen career path will veer off track once he gets out of prison. He notices that the house belonged to Steve Jobs but he doesn't hesitate to make a big haul. We really need to send a strong message to criminals who break into homes and worse. I hope McFarlin gets the full 7 yrs 8 months.
Posted by Phil, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Aug 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm
CP, I would imagine that a high profile case such as this one would attract more than its share of defense attorneys wishing to further their exposure and career. On the legal side, even a person who has confessed, assuming that the statement given is admissible, is entitled to due process. A defense attorney represents their client to not only insure due process, but also to argue a reasonable sentence if there is a conviction. There are many layers and aspects of the process that goes beyond how prosecutable the case might be. In this case, like in all criminal prosecutions, I hope that justice is served in a fair, appropriate manner.