Witness testimony continued on day 4 of Elkmont murder trial

Thursday is the fourth day of the Mason Sisk trial in Limestone County.
Published: Apr. 20, 2023 at 9:55 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2023 at 6:05 AM CDT
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LIMESTONE Co., Ala. (WAFF) - Another day in the trial of an Elkmont teen accused of murdering five members of his family began on Thursday morning in Limestone County.

Mason Sisk was arrested and charged in 2019 for murdering five members of his family when he was 14 years old. The case was called a mistrial in September 2022 after new evidence was discovered.

The prosecution began its opening statement on Tuesday after jury selection was completed. Throughout the majority of Wednesday, witnesses took the stand. Two deputies with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and a doctor from the state medical examiner’s office testified on Wednesday.

According to WAFF reporter, Megan Plotka, the prosecution believes this case will continue until Monday. Follow along for live updates throughout Thursday.

Greg Bartlett, works for “inmate telephone company”

Greg Bartlett was called to the stand and he was questioned by the defense first. Bartlett works for an “inmate telephone company.” The company Bartlett works for provides equipment to over 400 jails and prisons.

Bartlett was questioned about “chirping devices.” These devices have the ability to text and users are charged for incoming and outgoing texts.

The defense attempted to not allow the text evidence in the trial. It was argued since Mason Sisk was a minor at the time, he “could not understand the contract he agreed to.” The judge overruled this attempt by the defense.

Mason Sisk’s former girlfriend

Mason Sisk’s former girlfriend took the stand. Text messages between the girl and Mason Sisk revealed two stories Mason Sisk told her.

Mason Sisk told his former girlfriend he killed his family, but he was forced to by someone who held him at gunpoint. Mason Sisk also said he wanted to be a “contract assassin” and he boasted about his ability with a gun: “I killed my entire family in four seconds with all headshots.”

Mason Sisk’s friend

A friend of Mason Sisk’s took the stand as well. Mason Sisk texted this friend and said he killed his family, but he was forced to do it.

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