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Foto suministrada por la policía del condado de Santa Clara, en California, de Kariem McFarlin, acusado de haber robado el 17 de julio del 2012 en la casa del fallecido director general de Apple Steve Jobs en Palo Alto, California. (Foto AP/Policía del condado de Santa Clara)

An Alameda man's plea entry on charges that he burglarized the Palo Alto home of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was continued until mid-October at the request of his attorney.

Attorney James Kellenberger asked that the case be delayed so he can review new evidence. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thang Nguyen Barrett delayed the hearing until Oct. 17.

The district attorney's office has charged Kariem McFarlin, 35, with two felony counts, accusing him of breaking into the Apple cofounder's home on July 17 and then trying to sell some of the goods stolen from the house.

McFarlin didn't speak during the hearing Tuesday, which took less than five minutes.

Citing McFarlin's need for privacy, prosecutor Tom Flattery and Kellenberger have both declined to comment on the case, which has attracted worldwide attention.

Detectives say McFarlin confessed to using a spare key he found on the Waverley Street property, which was under construction at the time, to steal iPads, iPhones, Mac computers, Tiffany's jewelry and household goods.

One of the iPads ended up in the hands of McFarlin's friend and local clown Kenneth Kahn, who used it to play music during his routine.

McFarlin remains in Santa Clara County jail on $500,000 bail.

Email Jason Green at jgreen@dailynewsgroup.com; follow him at twitter.com/jgreendailynews.



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