Palin 'Hacker' Dodges Charges —for Now
Grand jury to resume hearing testimony on Tenn. student
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 3:22 AM CDT
Rep. Mike Kernell (D-Memphi), father of hacing suspect David Kernell.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A federal grand jury ended its session yesterday without handing down an indictment against a University of Tennessee student accused of breaking into Sarah Palin’s email account, reports the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The panel heard testimony from schoolmates of David Kernell, the 20-year-old son of state Democratic Rep. Michael Kernell. The proceedings are expected to resume today.

Neither the students interviewed nor exiting FBI agents, offered any comment on the case. The FBI launched an investigation after a hacker breached Palin's personal Yahoo email account last week. Kernell's home was searched, but no charges were immediately filed against him.