Deputy: Oberender could have passed firearms background check

9:55 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Minn. - A Carver County deputy says a convicted murderer now held for possessing more than a dozen firearms could have passed a background check to buy them.

Christian Oberender was convicted of murdering his mother, Mary Oberender in 1995 when he was 14-years-old. Oberender, now 32, shot her several times with a shotgun.

Eighteen years later he faces felony charges for possessing those 13 guns illegally, but Carver County Deputy Jason Kamerud says the convicted murder may have been able to purchase them himself. When Kamerud ran a criminal history  check on Oberender on the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) database no flag came up telling him Oberender was prohibited from owning a firearm.

"When we ran his criminal history it wasn't indicated that he should not be able to have firearms," Kamerud said.

The deputy said he doesn't know why the database didn't flag the fact that Oberender is banned from possessing firearms.  

Christian Oberender is being held in the Carver County jail on $1 million




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