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Suspect in burglary of Jobs' house gets new lawyer, plea date

Original post made on Aug 21, 2012

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:56 AM

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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.

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Posted by Traveler
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

For better or worse, this was an international story. I read about it in the Aug 14 Int'l Herald Tribune in Europe.

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Posted by willard
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

will judge nguyen be lenient on him like she was josewph ciampi? he's black and did not get in altercation., watch how HE wioll get convicted. white supremacy is not over yet.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

how does this have anything to do with Joseph Ciampi who was tasered by the police who tricked him to get out of his van.

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Posted by Atari
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I still say he's just playing dumb. I bet this guy has a huge check waiting for him at Samsung.
Samsung payed him to toy with Job's family. Samsung copied the iphone and the ipad.
Now they want to see what other secrets may have been hidden in Steve's home.

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Posted by CP
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

If he's already confessed, why isn't this an open and shut case? Why does he need a new lawyer? Any legal experts out there who can let us know why the change?

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Downtown North
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.

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