A Red Bluff man is accused of badly beating his nephew and threatening his life. At around 3 O’clock Thursday morning Tehama County Deputies were sent to the Mobil gas station on Antelope Road. 29-year-old James Willie Matthews Jr. had a head injury and a large laceration above his eye. He said the injuries had been inflicted by his uncle, 42-year-old Ivory Cousins. He said that as he was leaving his uncle said he was going to get a gun and kill him. Cousins was booked into jail for battery with great bodily injury and criminal threats.