From ABC News:
Sarah Palin testified Friday against a former University of Tennessee student charged with breaking into her e-mail account, saying it compromised the main way she had been communicating with her family while she was campaigning in 2008.
Palin told jurors she was in Michigan campaigning as the Republican vice presidential candidate when she first learned from a news report that her e-mail had been hacked. A few minutes later, her campaign manager and a Secret Service agent told her the report was true, she testified.
David Kernell, the 22-year-old son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker, faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of identity theft, mail fraud and two other felony charges.