Status hearing scheduled for Elkmont teenager accused of killing his family


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An Elkmont teenager is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 28 on multiple murder charges.

Mason Sisk is accused of killing five family members when he was 14 in September 2019. Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sisk after he said he confessed to shooting his father, John Wayne Sisk, 38; his stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; and three siblings – a 6-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl and a 6-month-old boy.

The family members were shot at their home on the 25,000 block of Ridge Road in Elkmont. The call came in around 10:30 p.m. on September 2. Officials said one adult and one child initially survived, but later died in area hospitals.

Stephen Young, then spokesman for the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, said the teenager told them he was in the basement of the house when he heard gunshots and walked over. escaped through the door. Investigators said the boy had discrepancies in his story and he confessed to killing his family once the discrepancies were pointed out.

A status hearing for Sisk is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Limestone County Courthouse.

Mason Sisk

The trial was originally scheduled to begin on November 1, 2021, but the judge handling the case at the time has retired. At Monday’s hearing, the court is expected to set a timetable for the case, including a possible new trial date.

The teenager faces one count of capital murder of two or more victims and 3 counts of capital murder of one victim under the age of 14.

Sisk, who authorities say has shown no remorse, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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