WASHINGTON DC (WZZM) -- The US Supreme Court has denied a request to hear a West Michigan man's appeal of his death sentence.

Marvin Gabrion was sent to death row for killing 19-year-old Rachel Timmerman back in 1997.

Timmerman's body was found in the Manistee National Forest.

Since the crime was committed on federal property, the death penalty can be applied.

Gabrion has filed several appeals, the most recent of which was turned down Monday.

That doesn't mean he's done fighting. A US district judge in Michigan has appointed Gabrion new lawyers to help him with future appeals.

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