Over 30 people in the line up to attend Magnotta's arraignment - including high school students.
The courtroom is completely full (all 41 seats are taken), Other media will watch the proceedings from the overflow room.
The defence attorney for Magnotta requests an adjournment until Tuesday.
Magnotta said three words during his arraignment today: "Not guilty" and "OK."
Prosecutors for the Magnotta case tell the media that finding the missing head of the victim is "very very important to the family and the case"
Prosecution in Magnotta case told media that the accused has asked for a psychiatric evaluation. This means that Magnotta could be in a psychiatric facility for a maximum of 30 days.
Magnotta's second court hearing in Montreal is due to start Thursday afternoon at 2 pm.
Two rooms have been set aside for the court appearance of Magnotta. In one, just seven journalists will be allowed.
Judge has placed a publication ban on Magnotta's medication.
Magnotta's lawyer confirmed that "He would like judge and jury for the preliminary hearing."
Preliminary trial dates set for next year - March 11 and 18, 2013.
The Magnotta court hearing liveblog on Thursday, June 21, 2012 is now over.
The court case of Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is charged in the slaying and dismemberment of a Chinese engineering student, resumes today.
Luka Magnotta faces several charges including: first-degree murder; committing an indignity to a body; publishing obscene material; criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; mailing obscene and indecent material
He has pleaded not guilty to these charges.