The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has declined to file charges against a Hutchinson defense attorney who brought a dead grenade into a Reno County courtroom in November.

In a letter this week to Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder, Deputy Attorney General Barry Disney said he does not believe local attorney Sam Kepfield “had the specific intent to reduce the jury to terror” when he showed jurors the grenade Nov. 23 during his closing arguments of trial.