An Alabama teenager was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his parents and three younger siblings, as a judge said the crime was “shrouded in unmitigated evil.”
Mason Sisk, who was just 14 when he shot each of his family members through the head, was unfazed by the sentencing in Limestone County. WHNT reported.
Because of his age at the time of committing the crime in September 2019, Sisk did not face the death penalty.
Limestone County Circuit Judge Chad Wise imposed a life sentence without parole, saying that was Sisk’s crime “Ghastly, disturbing and shrouded in unmitigated evil” and deserved the highest punishment.
A jury deliberated on the case for just two hours before convicting 18-year-old Sisk of murdering his father John Sisk, 38, his adoptive mother Mary Sisk, 35, and his half-siblings Kane, 6, Rorrie, 4, and Rorrie ( 4) found Colson guilty, six months.
“I’ve prosecuted a lot of people in my career, and I can tell you that out of all those people, only four out of five people scare the hell out of me, and he’s at the top of my list,” said Brian Jones, District Attorney of Limestone County, in a statement.
“Mason Sisk is clearly one of the most dangerous people ever convicted in Limestone County. With this ruling today, Judge Wise has ensured that Mason Sisk will NEVER endanger the safety and well-being of another child.”
Prosecutors said Sisk stole the murder weapon from a family friend and then confessed the crime to his then-girlfriend.
He also claimed he wanted to become a hitman after bragging about killing his family in four seconds.
Sisk explained his motivation for the killing to investigators in a recorded conversation obtained by The Associated Press.
“Yes, they fight a lot and I’m tired of it,” Sisk told authorities, according to the news organization. “And the children have been through a lot.”
Authorities also said Sisk had previously tried to fatally poison his stepmother by putting peanut butter in her coffee, to which she was severely allergic.