18-year-old faces sentencing hearing for killing 5 people in 2019

WAFF 48's Megan Plotka reporting
Published: Jul. 25, 2023 at 8:07 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2023 at 10:05 AM CDT

LIMESTONE Co., Ala. (WAFF) - Statements began in the sentencing hearing of 18-year-old Mason Sisk on Tuesday. The judge will take statements from today under advisement and release a decision on sentencing at a later date.

In April, he was convicted of killing his five family members in their Elkmont Home in 2019.

Limestone County deputies found a family of five shot and killed in their own beds in the middle of the night. Father and Mother, John and Mary Sisk, and three of their children, six-year-old Grayson, four-year-old Aurora, and six-month-old Coulson Sisk.

Mason Sisk was found guilty of four capital murder charges, one charge for killing more than one person and three for killing a person under 18 years old.

WAFF Reporter Matthew King is in the courtroom.

Usually, the defendant is faced with two sentencing options: the death penalty or life in prison without parole. That’s only true for people over 18 years old when they committed the crime after a landmark 2005 Supreme Court decision.

Sisk was 14 years old when his family was killed. According to new court documents the jury and judge choose to sentence Mason Sisk to prison for life with or without parole.

The sentencing hearing is ongoing at the Limestone County Courthouse.

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