Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead. A report shows that Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has the mental capacity to represent himself at his murder trial, but more information is needed about his physical condition, a judge said Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in delaying the suspect’s request. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.

Nidal Hasan is scheduled to attend a hearing Thursday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held on military death row. Army officials say the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, wants to review “routine matters” in Hasan’s case.

Among those issues is who defends Hasan during his appeals. His lead defense counsel is now an Army judge but has continued to represent him.

Officials at Fort Hood have yet to review Hasan’s case nearly 18 months after he was sentenced to death.

That review is one of several mandatory steps in military death penalty cases.

 

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