HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)—A man convicted of killing a Chattanooga police officer in 2002 was denied an appeal, Thursday.

Isaac Jones was convicted of second degree murder for the death Officer Julie Jacks. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail, but filed an appeal for a new trial, citing ineffective legal counsel.

Jones says his counsel didn't ensure he was given the right to testify, and "for failing to object to his statement in which he said that he had molested his cousin."

The court of appeals affirmed the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief by the Hamilton County Criminal Court.