Man Fatally Shot His Mother Over a Broken Gaming Headset

Man shoots and kills mother over broken video game headset police say

During their investigation, police learned Matthew Nicholson, 28, had been in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and started yelling.

He allegedly shot his mother in the head then drove to a family member's house before being arrested hours later during a traffic stop, Fox 40 reported.

According to the police, Nicholson was yelling in his bedroom while he was playing video games, and his mother went to check on him.

After firing into the wall and around the room, he allegedly shot his mother in the head. Their son Matthew Nicholson threatened to kill them both over a broken video game headset, police said. It was a loving and open home, and 68-year-old Lydia Nicholson was the sort of mother who "wanted to see the best in people at all times", her daughter told Fox 40.

Loren Nicholson then called the police, at around 9:50 pm, to report the crime and call for medical attention for his wife. His father was able to wrestle the gun out of Nicholson's hand, after which Nicholson left.

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"I understand that he would've killed the father too, but the gun jammed", the family friend said.

Matthew Nicholson's sister Autumn White paid tribute to their mom and expressed, "I will everlastingly adore you, my closest companion, my picked one, my forever, my eternity my defender, my inspiration, my approval, and now my gatekeeper blessed messenger". (Facebook) Lydia Nicholson cuddles a baby in a family photo. Police spotted the vehicle and arrested Nicholson without incident.

When the victim went to check on Nicholson, the pair began to argue.

"My heart is shattered and I promise your memory will forever live on in me, Dad, Cameron and Chris. You've earned your wings, fly and be free", she included.

He was charged with homicide and jailed without bail.

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