Ceres man kills mother after argument over video game, police say

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Northern California on suspicion of fatally shooting his mother, whom authorities said he blamed for breaking his video-game headset. The 68-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital where she later died.

Police said Lydia Nicholson went to check on her son in his bedroom after he became upset while playing video games and began shouting. When the victim, his mother, went in to check on him, Nicholson began arguing with her and he ended up breaking the headset to his video game. He broke his headset to his video game, and then blamed his mother for the broken headset, according to police.

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.


Nicholson's father was able to wrestle the gun away, police say.

Police located him driving his vehicle in Riverbank, pulled him over and took him into custody without further incident. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Ceres police took Nicholas to the police department for questioning then later booked him into the Stanislaus County Jail where he's being held without bail.

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