LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The sixth day of the capital murder trial for 18-year-old Mason Sisk, who is accused of killing five family members in 2019, wrapped up Monday as the state continued to present its case.

The state’s case focused on investigator testimony and bodycam footage on the fifth day of testimony in the trial. 

Sisk is charged with killing five family members in September 2019. His first trial was declared a mistrial after prosecutors informed the court that FBI computer experts had finally unlocked Sisk’s adoptive mother’s phone.

Now 18, Sisk won’t face the death penalty if convicted but faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The State continued presenting its case on the fifth day, which focused around Limestone County Sheriff’s Investigator Kristin King’s testimony and bodycam footage from former Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew King.

Investigator Kristin King processed the crime scene, marked evidence and collected it. The investigator said that she collected each of the gloves mentioned in Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Biology Section Chief Gina Peterson’s testimony last week. She said each glove was found in different rooms of the house. Investigator King said the left glove was found in Sisk’s room while the right was found in a victim’s room.

The investigator said she also later obtained a warrant to search the home for ballistic evidence. Kristin King said she did find a shell casing in Sisk’s room on a dresser and a bullet in the Sisk family car. She also said she collected several pillows with blood on them from the home.

The defense asked Investigator King if she knew if anyone besides the Sisk Family lived in the house or had a spare key. She said she did not know if someone did though the defense indicated the victim John Sisk’s brother Lance sometimes did stay with the family. Investigator King said she did try getting into contact with Lance several times. The defense also asked in she talked to neighbors or members of John Sisk’s motorcycle club. The investigator said she did not but that the sheriff’s office did not have the contact info for any of those club members until 2022 and they are still not able to get information off of John Sisk’s phone.

The defense also asked Kristin King if she had failed to pursue drug evidence in the house. The investigator said that there was no drug evidence found in the home and the sheriff’s office had not been aware of any possible connection with drugs until the first trial.

In testimony during the state’s redirect, investigator King said that other officers talked to neighbors and that there was no rational basis for thinking Lance was connected to the crime based on the crime scene.

Former Deputy Andrew King responded to the scene and talked with Mason Sisk that night. Former Deputy King’s testimony was accompanied by nearly an hour and 45 minutes long video of his body cam footage.

In the video Deputy King encounters Mason Sisk and cuffs him, telling him he is being detained until the sheriff’s office can figure out what’s going on. Sisk is also seen telling King that a vehicle, possibly a “Chevy” left the house. Deputy King later relays on the phone that Sisk said he had been playing video games when he heard shots, ran upstairs and saw a vehicle leave, a story the video showed him repeating to another officer later.

The video showed that Mason Sisk was eventually moved to then-Sheriff Mike Blakely’s truck after he arrived on the scene. Sisk was in the truck for several minutes in the video.

Under cross-examination, Deputy King said that he was asked to stand with Sisk and then to detain him, but would also have released him if told to. The former deputy said that while Sisk was in Blakely’s truck he waited nearby.

After former deputy King’s testimony, the jury was sent home for the day, but the court continued to hear from UAH Psychology Professor Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz outside of the jury’s presence.

Neuschatz testified on the subject of coerced confessions and techniques often used in interrogations. The judge previously ruled that this testimony be excluded and that ruling was upheld Monday but Neuschatz was allowed to speak in court in case of a possible future appeal.

Some of the witnesses already called by the state in the four previous days of testimony include Mason Sisk’s ex-girlfriend, Peterson, and Brandon Best, a firearms expert from the Department of Forensic Sciences.

Peterson’s testimony focused primarily on DNA evidence gathered during the investigation. She said three items were sampled for DNA in the case, a pair of gloves and the gun prosecutors believe was used in the killings.

The defense questioned Best about his methods while the jury was out of the courtroom, but the judge determined that Best qualified as a firearms expert and the jury returned to the courtroom for his testimony.

News 19’s Brian Lawson is in the courtroom providing live updates, which you can follow in the liveblog below.