Elkmont teen accused of murder in court for first time since April

Sisk’s trial will likely be continued to 2022.
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:36 PM CDT
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - An Elkmont teen, accused of murdering his entire family appeared in court Thursday. Mason Sisk is facing multiple capital murder charges.

Right now, Sisk’s trial is still set for Nov. 1 but, his attorney says that’s probably not going to happen. The now 16-year-old is accused of shooting and killing his three younger siblings, father, and step-mother, and was only 14 at the time of the murders.

Sisk had his arraignment in April, where he pled not guilty. Sisk’s pre-trial conference was Thursday, 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.

Sizemore says there’s a lot of big cases in Limestone County, but this one is huge.

“We try to explore all avenues in every case but, just the nature of the charges, makes this a more high-profile case for sure,” said Sizemore.

As of now, the trial is set for Nov. 1, but Sizemore says he’s almost positive it will be moved again.

“We don’t have that order yet, it will likely be sometime in 2022, hopefully the early part of 2022,” said Sizemore.

Also, the judge presiding over Sisk’s case, Judge Baker, is retiring Nov. 2.

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