Jury convicts Kansas man of having explosives

WICHITA, Kansas (KSN/AP)– A federal jury has found a Greenwood County man guilty of unlawful possession of explosive materials.

Prosecutors claimed that Alfred Dutton, 67, of Eureka, added chemicals to gunpowder to increase the explosive power of grenades he was making.

Dutton is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines.

His attorney said his client was working on creating of a mock grenade that he was planning to sell on eBay. He portrayed his client as a tinkerer who was experimenting with also making fireworks.

On Thursday, a jury convicted Dutton of possession of unregistered destructive device.

He has not been sentenced yet.

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