CRIME

Now on death row, Army psychiatrist who killed 13 at Fort Hood to appear in court

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan, who killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at a Texas Army base, has a court hearing in his case Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held on the military death row. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan, who killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at a Texas Army base, has a court hearing in his case Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held on the military death row. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A soldier walks past the Staff Judge Advocate's building on post at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The building is the site of an administrative hearing in the case of Nidal Hasan who is a convicted Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    A soldier walks past the Staff Judge Advocate's building on post at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The building is the site of an administrative hearing in the case of Nidal Hasan who is a convicted Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • A soldier walks past the Staff Judge Advocate's building on post at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The building is the site of an administrative hearing in the case of Nidal Hasan who is a convicted Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    A soldier walks past the Staff Judge Advocate's building on post at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The building is the site of an administrative hearing in the case of Nidal Hasan who is a convicted Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court.

Nidal Hasan has 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.

Nearly 18 months after being sentenced to death, Hasan has not yet had his case reviewed by officials at Fort Hood six years ago.

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