Angry Video-Gamer

Angry Video-Gamer Accused of Murdering Mother Over Broken Headset

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(Ceres Police Department)

CERES, Calif. – An angry video-gamer is accused of murdering his mother over a broken headset.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Northern California on suspicion of fatally shooting his mother, whom authorities said he blamed for breaking his video-game headset.

Matthew Nicholson of Ceres – a town about 96 miles east of San Francisco – was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of murder, the Modesto Bee reported.

Police responded to a call just before 10 p.m. that a woman had been shot inside a home.

As a result, officers found Nicholson’s 68-year-old mother, Lydia Nicholson, inside with a head wound. Consequently, she was rushed to a hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

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.

Police say Nicholson argued with his mother, broke his video game headset, then blamed her.

Then according to the report, he then grabbed a gun, fired two shots into a wall, then shot his mother before his 81-year-old father wrestled away the weapon.

Nicholson fled the house and began driving to a relative’s home. However, he was located in the town of Riverbank, just north of Ceres. Hence, law enforcement officers conducted a high-risk taken down, and he was taken into custody.

Nicholson was being held in Stanislaus County Jail with no bond.

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