The First District Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by convicted killer Billy Frank Hansen to shorten his 21-year, eight month sentence.
Hansen was convicted by a Bay County Circuit Court jury on a second degree murder for the 1996 beating death of an unidentified woman.
The badly decomposed body of "Jane Doe" was found in the Steam Plant Canal near Southport six weeks after she had disappeared.
The woman had caught a ride from a topless bar in St. Andrew with Hansen and another man and was beaten to death.
Hansen originally faced 27 years in prison, but a technicality shortened that to a little more than 21 years. He wanted it shortened even more, but now the courts have denied the request.