Man shoots and kills mother over broken video game headset, police say

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

The 68-year-old woman later died from her injuries at the hospital, officers said.

Matthew Nicholson was later pulled over during a traffic stop and arrested without incident.

Police say 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson was in his bedroom playing video games and got upset and started yelling.

The victim's daughter, Autumn, says that Lydia Nicholson worked in local schools for decades and that she and her husband Loren Nicholson had been married for 32 years. He blamed her for his broken headset.

"There was a gun in the house, police said, and so Nicholson tried to make good on his threat". "Then grabbed a gun and started shooting". Another bullet might have gone into the ceiling, the station reported. "This house has always been open to friends and family and it's always been a family atmosphere", White said. "The father grabbed the gun, emptied it".

Without a weapon anymore, police said, Matthew Nicholson son fled in a vehicle, leaving his parents to their misery.

Investigators are still working to determine what drove this man to kill his own mother.

Around 9:50 p.m. Thursday, authorities responded to a home on River Valley Circle for reports of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Nicholson's father wrestled the gun away from Nicholson, who got in a auto and drove to a relative's home in Riverbank, police said.

Nicholson was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for homicide where he is being held without bail. News cameras joined them, and investigators came and went. "Was it the video game or was there something else going on".

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