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

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

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

When his mother went to check on him, he began to argue with her and ended up breaking the headset to his video game, police said.

Friday afternoon at the home, a woman who identified herself at Matthew Nicholson's sister politely declined comment. Two bullets were found in the wall, one was lodged in the ceiling, and a fourth had struck his 68-year-old mother in the head, killing her.

Matthew then fled the scene, with police catching up to him near a relative's home and arresting him for homicide.

Investigators believe the woman's son, 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson, was in his bedroom playing video games and apparently got upset and started yelling.

During the argument, his headset broke, which he blamed on his mother before threatening to kill her and his father. A family member told Fox 40, "I understand that he would've killed the father too, but the gun dammed. The father grabbed the gun, emptied it".

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

Autumn White (foreground) with husband Chris White and her parents in the background during a Christmas church service.

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Matthew Nicholson was later pulled over during a traffic stop and arrested without incident. "Speechless", said Ron Kutzman, a neighbor of the Nicholson family.

Police confirmed Friday afternoon that the victim, Matthew Nicholson's mother, was Lydia Susanne Nicholson, 68, and that his father is Loren Nicholson, 81. Paramedics followed and took Lydia Nicholson to a hospital, where she would soon die. "You've earned your wings, fly and be free".