Man shoots mother in the head over broken video-game headset

Police Son Killed Mother after Argument over Video Game Headset

It happened Friday night in Ceres, California.

According to a press release from the Ceres Police Department, around 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Matthew Nicholson, 28, was in his bedroom playing video games when he had gotten upset and started yelling.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.

"It was the father calling to report that the son had shot his wife in the head", Ceres Police Sgt. Greg Yotsuya said, according to a report by KTXL.

The victim's daughter says her mother worked in local schools for decades and that she had been devoted to her husband for 32 years.

The suspect's sister, Autumn White, says their mother was a loving, kind person.

The suspect fled in a vehicle to the home of a family member in Riverbank, where officers spotted his auto and stopped him.

"I will forever love you, my best friend, my chosen one, my always, my forever my protector, my motivation, my blessing, and now my guardian angel". Neighbors say the family is friendly, and they are shocked by her murder.

Ron Kutzman, a neighbor, said, "What's this world coming to, a video game, 28-year-old kid with his video game".

Nicholson then ran out and began driving to a relative's home in Riverbank, CA.

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.

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

"What the detectives are investigating now is what led up to this".

He faces a homicide charge and has been booked into the Stanislaus County Jail, where he is being held on no bail.



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