OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal in the Alan Jones case.
The decision to deny his case means that Jones will serve out his five to fifteen year prison sentence.
Jones is in jail for killing his step sister, Erin Maxwell, 11, inside their Palermo home back in 2008.
His charge was downgraded from second degree murder with depraved indifference, to manslaughter resulting in the lesser sentence.
Judges said evidence did not support the murder with depraved indifference conviction.
Courts have denied an appeal to reinstate his original sentence.
Oswego County's DA in a statement, referred to the five to fifteen year sentence as an inadequate measure of justice and vowed to fight on to make sure Jones receives the maximum sentence possible.