Officers found Nicholson's 68-year-old mother, Lydia Nicholson, inside with a head wound. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment but later succumbed to her injuries.
During their investigation, police determined 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson had been in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and started yelling.
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A Ceres man is in jail after allegedly shooting and killing his mother over a broken video-game headset. The mother went up to check on him, but an argument between the two soon followed.
28 year old Matthew Nicholson is now in custody after allegedly shooting, and killing, his mother over a broken gaming headset following a heated argument that led to he himself breaking it. His 81-year-old father wrestled away the firearm.
After threatening to kill both his mother and father, police say Nicholson used a handgun to shoot two rounds into the wall and then shot his mother in the head.
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Nicholson was pulled over at a traffic stop hours after he left his home and was immediately taken into custody.
The suspect fled in a vehicle to the home of a family member in Riverbank, where officers spotted his auto and stopped him.
Police reportedly apprehended the man from Ceres Matthew Nicholson, aged 28, late Thursday for charges of homicide.
Lydia Nicholson's daughter, Autumn White, told KCRA 3 News her mother had a big heart and always invited people into her home.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Bryan Ferreira at 209-538-5616.