Northern California: gamer shoots his mother over broken headset

Northern California: gamer shoots his mother over broken headset

A 28-year-old Ceres, California, 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.

After retreating to his room, Lydia Nicholson reportedly attempted to check on him, resulting in a re-ignition of the earlier argument and another shouting match, police reports indicate.

During their investigation, police determined 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson had been in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and started yelling. His mother went in to check on him, they started to argue, and Nicholson broke his headset. She was taken to the hospital but later died from her injuries.

Matthew Nicholson at that point faulted his mother and undermined to execute the two his folks previously he snatched a handgun in the home, police said.

Friday afternoon at the home, a woman who identified herself at Matthew Nicholson's sister politely declined comment.

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"There was a gun in the house, police said, and so Nicholson tried to make good on his threat". Police sergeant Greg Yotsuya said: "It was the father calling to report that the son had shot his wife in the head". A long-time friend of the family elaborated, telling FOX40, "I understand that he would've killed the father too, but the gun jammed".

He then allegedly grabbed a gun, fired two shots into a wall, then shot his mother before his 81-year-old father wrestled away the weapon.

Nicholson was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of homicide.

Lydia Nicholson worked and volunteered in local schools.

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