A Tennessee jury on Friday convicted the 22-year-old son of a Democratic politician of hacking into Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account when she was a U.S. vice presidential candidate in 2008.
The federal jury found David Kernell guilty of unauthorized access to a computer and destroying records to obstruct justice. Kernell, the son of a state legislator, was acquitted on a wire fraud charge, and the jury deadlocked on an identity theft charge.
It's unclear when Kernell's sentencing will happen. U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips has not yet set a date.