[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/21/art.palin.0808t.gi.jpg caption ="The trial of a man accused of hacking into then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s e-mail account during the 2008 presidential campaign is set to resume Wednesday in Knoxville, Tennessee."](CNN) - The trial of a man accused of hacking into the e-mail account of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2008 is to resume Wednesday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
David Kernell, 22, faces felony charges of identity theft, wire fraud, intentionally accessing Palin's e-mail account without authorization and obstructing an FBI investigation.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Lawyers gave opening statements Tuesday, and Kernell's roommate, David Omiecinski, testified, according to Kathy Keeton, a manager in the court clerk's office.
Kernell is the son of Tennessee Rep. Mike Kernell, a Memphis Democrat. Authorities say the younger Kernell hacked into Palin's personal e-mail account during the 2008 presidential campaign, when Palin was the running mate of Arizona Sen. John McCain in his Republican presidential bid.
Their campaign called the incident "a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law."
Authorities said Kernell allegedly accessed Palin's e-mail by resetting the password.
He then allegedly read the contents and made screenshots of the e-mail directory and other personal information, according to a federal indictment.
"The personal information included, and was not limited to, other e-mail addresses of family members, pictures of family members, at least one cell phone number of a family member, the dates of birth of Governor Palin and another family member, and Governor Palin's address book," the indictment said.
The screenshots were posted to a public website, and Kernell is alleged to have also posted the newly created password on that site, allowing others to access Palin's e-mail account, it said.
Kernell's father has served in the Tennessee House for more than 30 years.