Man arrested for killing his mother over video game argument

Matthew Nicholson (Image from Stanislaus County Jail)

STANISLAUS County, California (WTHR) - A northern California man is accused of killing his mother after he began yelling while playing a video game.

Police arrested 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson Thursday night on suspicion of murder.

Officers were called to the home near Modesto and found his 68-year-old mother with a head wound.

She died at a hospital.

Investigators say his 81-year-old father wrestled away the gun.

Nicholson drove to a relative's house but was stopped by police.

He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail where he is being held without bail.

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