Mason Sisk Alabama Teen Charged With 5 Murders
Mason Sisk is a fourteen year old from Alabama that has been charged with murdering his parents and three siblings. According to police reports Mason Sisk had learned that his mother was not his biological mother and basically snapped. It is alleged that Mason Sisk grabbed a gun and proceeded to shoot his parents and three siblings. During the time that he has spent in custody this alleged teen killer has not shown any remorse over the brutal slayings of his entire family. Due to his age at the time of the murders Mason Sisk can not be sentenced to death but faces the possibility of spending his life behind bars. Mason Sisk trial has not yet been scheduled
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A 14-year-old boy allegedly gunned his entire family down after finding out his mother was not his biological mother, a relative claimed. Police said Mason Sisk, 14, confessed to killing his father John Sisk, 38, his stepmother Mary Sisk, 35, his half-brothers, Six-year-old Kane and six-month-old Coleson, and his half-sister Aurora, 5, at their home in Elkmont, Alabama on August 2. Authorities have not yet released a motive, but Mason’s cousin, Daisy McCarty, told WAFF-TV that Mason learned Mary Sisk was not his biological mother shortly before the shooting. McCarty also said that Mason had been exhibiting problematic behavior in the months leading up to the shooting, such as burning animals alive and breaking into his school.
Steven Young, spokesman for the Limestone Sheriff’s Office, said Mason is currently charged with five counts of juvenile murder, but could later face adult charges.
Police say the teen called 911 on himself after the shooting and told responding officers that he was in the basement of the home when he heard gunshots upstairs. Young said: ‘The offender called 911…he met deputies in the driveway and told them he had been in the basement of the home and heard gunshots from the main level of the home upstairs.
He continued: ‘He said he ran out the door and there was very little other information given.’ According to Young, ‘discrepancies were found in his statement’ and when officers confronted the teen, he ‘admitted to shooting the five family members.’ The teen then reportedly helped officers find a handgun that he tossed on the side of the road near the home. Authorities later said that the handgun was in the home illegally.
A man who identified himself as the Sisk’s neighbor wrote in a Facebook post: ‘This is surreal. The teenage boy used to play at our house often as a kid. He came in and played and ate snacks. We carried him to church occasionally.’ ‘It’s hard to imagine what has happened in 14 years to come to a point that wiping out your entire family seems like the best option. Now he has no one.
He’s brought this upon himself. He’s rocked a community. There’s no denying his heinous act,’ the post continues before urging forgiveness for the boy. According to AL.com, Mason’s biological mother died in Indiana in 2011. John Sisk reportedly sought full custody of his son in 2010, claiming Mason had not seen his biological mother since 2008, when he was three years old. At a court hearing, John Sisk told a judge that Mason’s mother was often drunk and on pills. He was granted emergency custody of Mason on the day his mother was found dead, according to WHNT. It is unclear when the boy is due in court.
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A 15-year-old north Alabama boy will be tried as an adult in the murders of his father, stepmother and three siblings at their Elkmont home last year.
The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Friday announced that Mason Sisk, who was 14 when the killings happened, will be tried as an adult. Sisk has been held in a juvenile detention facility in Tuscumbia since his arrest. He was booked into the Limestone County Jail Thursday on one capital murder charge of killing two or more people and three capital murder charges of killing a person under the age of 14.
A hearing was held in Juvenile Court which paved the way for Sisk to be tried as an adult. Limestone County District Brian Jones said the charges will now be presented to a grand jury for indictment consideration. The testimony presented in that hearing is not public because Sisk was still a juvenile defendant at the time.
Sisk is accused in the horrific September 2019 incident where authorities say he put a gun to the heads of his father, mother, and three younger siblings and pulled the trigger. Mary Sisk, 35, John Sisk, 38, and their three children – Kane, 6, Rorrie, 5 and 6-month-old Colson – all died from gunshots wounds to the head while they slept.
Investigators said the 14-year-old called 911 to report the shooting at his family’s home. During questioning, he admitted to killing all of them, authorities said. The gun used in the homicides was in the Sisk home illegally and was recovered the morning after the killings when the suspect helped lead offices to the place where he dumped the weapon.
John Sisk was an automotive and recreational vehicle repairman. Friend Ron Henson, of Biker Church Huntsville, told AL.com in an earlier interview that the two rode motorcycles together and that he was a spiritual assistant to John Sisk, who Henson said re-devoted his life to his family and spirituality.
Mary Sisk was fifth-generation teacher and had been working in the field for 10 years. She had been teaching at a Huntsville City School for about a month. Mary Sisk had left New Orleans after the family lost their home to Hurricane Katrina and moved to Indiana. It was there she met John Sisk through a friend and when she moved to Alabama, he followed her. They married in 2010.
Mary Sisk officially adopted her stepson on Dec. 21, 2018 but she had always been his mom in every sense of the word and the only mother he ever knew, said Mary Sisk’s mother, Denise Prater, in an extensive interview shortly after the slayings.
“Mary was never his stepmother. (He) was always her son, always my grandson,” Prater said.. We never said ‘step.’ Mary was the best thing that ever happened to (him). He loved being in our family. He was always ours.”
“He was going through the pain and angst of being a 14-year-old boy. What we saw was a 14-year-old trying to grow into adulthood with three young siblings,” Prater said.
“But this never would have entered our minds. He was a good kid,” she said. “His friends are also shocked.”
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A Limestone County teen facing capital murder charges pleaded now has a trial date in 2022.
Mason Sisk is accused of killing his parents and three siblings. His trial is now set to begin on September 12.
Sisk had his arraignment in April 2021, where he pled not guilty. Sisk’s pre-trial conference was in October 2021, but no plea deal was made.
“In Mason’s case, it’s really difficult given the facts and the charges to settle something like that. It makes it incredibly difficult to enter any kind of negotiated plea where all parties are satisfied with the outcome,” said Sisk’s attorney Michael Sizemore.
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