Michigan authorities have charged him with, "unauthorized access to a computer in order to acquire, alter, damage, delete, or destroy property." The defendant's lawyer is expected to argue that because the computer is considered shared property, the law should not apply to domestic snooping, and therefore, not a case.
Without knowing all of the details, it seems a bit extreme for the prosecution to seek jail time for the husband's offenses. On the other hand, how would this case be handled if he had been caught opening mail she received via the US Postal Service? While the key takeaway from a case like this is clearly, "don't snoop," now that he has, is jail time a just sentence for the crime? Or is it unfair?