A man in Northern California has been arrested for homicide after allegedly killing shooting his mom in the head during a dispute over a video game headset.
Ceres Police say they responded to a home on River Valley Circle in Ceres around 9:50 p.m. Thursday. Upon arriving, police found a woman shot in the head.
Mathew Nicholson, 28, was arrested for homicide after his 68-year-old mother died from her injuries at the hospital. The victim has been identified as Lydia Susanne Nicholson.
A subsequent investigation revealed Mathew Nicholson was in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and flew into a rage. Nicholson's mother came to see what was wrong and an argument ensued.
Police say it was during that argument that Nicholson broke his video game headset and blamed the accident on his mother. Next, Nicholson threatened to kill both his mother and father.
That is when Nicholson retrieved a handgun and used it to shoot two rounds into the wall before shooting his own mother in the head. Nicholson's father then wrestled the gun away from him and he fled to a relative's house in Riverbank.
He was located and stopped while driving, police took him into custody without incident and he was booked into Stanislaus County Jail for homicide with no bail.
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