Teen that shot family has shown no signs of remorse

Mason Wayne Sisk, 15, of Elkmont, Alabama. [Image credit: Limestone County Sheriff's Office]

Last September, a 14-year-old boy was left as the sole survivor after his parents and three siblings were found dead in their Elkmont, Alabama home, not far from the Tennessee border.


That sole survivor has since turned 15 while in custody at the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Limestone County after he confessed to the murders.


Earlier this month, Mason Wayne Sisk had his charges upgraded to two counts of capitol murder and three capitol murder charges for killing a person under the age of 14.  He had previously been in custody on juvenile murder charges.


On Tuesday, November 10, a report was released from Sisk's juvenile probation officer which states "Mason does not seem bothered by the fact he's accused of murdering his family. He has not shown any sign of remorse. While in detention, he has not talked about his family at all.  While in detention, Mason follows directions, does his schoolwork and interacts well with others."


During the year, he has received two disciplinary write-ups and several warnings according to WAAY.  Most of those warnings related to speaking without permission.


The report also indicates that on two occasions Sisk earned the status of honor resident which is the highest level of privileges available to residents.


The judge ruled that due to the nature of the offense, juvenile courts would not be able to adequately administer justice, and that he saw no reason to believe that there was any reasonable grounds to believe that Sisk should be committable to an institution for those with mental disabilities.


It is not clear whether or not Sisk has entered a plea, or when his next court date is.


Charged as an adult for capitol murder, he stands faced with the possibility of life in prison without parole.