The Owen County coroner said Tuesday that 31-year-old Mason Johnson II of Spencer died from a single gunshot to his head.
The man had been holding two women and two children hostage.
The shift allows families to negotiate or pay ransom without the fear of prosecution.
Peter Kassig's parents released a video today imploring their son's captures to show mercy and release him so he can continue his humanitarian work.
Four police were trapped inside a house in Morgan County this morning after trying to serve a warrant.