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The Palo Alto home of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs is pictured on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 in this file photo. Police said a burglar stole $60,000 worth of computers and personal items on July 17. Jobs died in October 2011 after a long battle with cancer.(Kirstina Sangsahachart/ Daily News)

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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