Husband to go on trial for reading wife’s e-mail

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A Michigan man who faces felony charges for snooping through his then-wife’s e-mails will go to trial, a judge ruled Monday.

Leon Walker, 33, faces a charge of felony misuse of a computer under a state hacking law after he read Clara Walker’s e-mails without her permission on a laptop in their Rochester Hills home in 2009.

If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. Walker’s trial date is set for April 11.

It’s a case that could set bold new boundaries in the murky area of privacy between a husband and a wife.