- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A 33-year-old Santa Rosa man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father, who police say was strangled and hit in the head with a sledgehammer.

Santa Rosa police Sgt. Dave Linscomb says officers called to 64-year-old Simran Khalsa’s home around 11:20 p.m. Sunday found him dead in his bedroom with a sledgehammer nearby.

His son, Angelo Michael Lancaster, also known by his Sikh name, Kartar Khalsa, was discovered hiding behind a tree in the backyard and arrested on suspicion of homicide.

Linscomb tells the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa (https://bit.ly/1zi0tBS) it appears the son also used the sledgehammer to break into the front door of the home.

Father and son had recently reconciled, and the son was living in a separate unit at the house.

It was not immediately clear whether Lancaster had an attorney.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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