A Cass County, Illinois coroner's jury rules the death of a 32 year old Chandlerville, Illinois man is a homicide.
Steven Watkins was found dead inside the home of his in-laws in Ashland on November 25, 2008.
He had been shot in the head.
During a coroner's inquest earlier this week, jury members heard evidence that the bullet that killed Watkins was fired from behind him and from an angle that the shooter was either sitting or shorter then the victim.
The Illinois State Police are now involved in the investigation which is continuing.
There are no suspects and no arrests have been made at this time.