The Placer County District Attorney Office filed charges against Robert Carlo Yandolini, 25, of Rocklin on Monday for the murder of his father, Carlo Alexander Yandolino, on May 14 in Newcastle.
The charges include one count of premeditated murder, including a special circumstance of "Lying in Wait," the district attorney's office said.
The circumstance shows the defendant allegedly waited for a particular moment to attack, killing the victim intentionally with force.
An attempted murder charged was also filed against the defendant who also attacked a second victim.
The district attorney's office said based on the special allegation, Robert could face the death penalty.