Gamer, 28, kills mom after blaming her for broken headset, police say

Calif. Man Held for Shooting Killing Mother After Video Game Argument

A 28-year-old Ceres man is being held without bail after police said he fatally shot his mother in the head, blaming her for breaking his video-game headset during an argument.

Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Nicholson of Ceres was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of murder.

Yotsuya told FOX40 this was the second time in six months that police have been called to the home for a fight between Matthew Nicholson and his parents.

Officers responded to the scene a little before 10 p.m.to investigate, and found a 68-year-old woman who had been shot in the head.

According to a police report, Lydia Nicholson went to check on her son in his bedroom after he became upset while playing video games and began shouting.

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During the argument, Nicholson broke his video game headset and blamed his mother. She was taken to the hospital but later died from her injuries.

At some point, Nicholson got a handgun and shot two rounds into the wall then another shot at his mother, investigators say.

Nicholson fled to a relative's house in Riverbank after his father wrestled the gun from him.

Nicholson was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of homicide. It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

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