Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Woman arrested inside
ex-Beatle’s Maui home pleads
not guilty to burglary, theft

She was found doing her laundry
in George Harrison's residence

By Gary Kubota


WAILUKU -- A woman accused of breaking into former Beatle George Harrison's residence in east Maui pleaded not guilty today to first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft.

Christin J. Keleher, 29, wore sunglasses, as she was escorted into a Maui Circuit courtroom by deputy sheriffs for her arraignment.

Judge Shackley Raffetto kept Keleher's bail at $10,000, pending more information about whether she has a residence on Maui. She remains in custody.

Police have her listed as being unemployed.

Keleher, who has a general delivery address in Paia for receiving her mail, told police she has lived in Hawaii for four years.

A pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 6. If convicted of first-degree burglary she could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Harrison's sister-in-law, Linda Tuckfield, discovered Keleher at the residence and informed the caretaker, Pamela Carroll, who called police.

When two police officers arrived on Dec. 23, they found Keleher doing her laundry in a washer-dryer and determined that she drank a can of root beer and had eaten half a frozen pizza, according to the police report.

"She was there without permission," Police Lt. Sara Cluney said.

Cluney said Keleher gave no explanation as to what she was doing at the residence.

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