Magnotta's second court hearing in Montreal is due to start Thursday afternoon at 2 pm.
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.
Lawyers continue to debate media (and therefore, the public's) access to preliminary trial. For the moment, journalists remain inside the courtroom.
Magnotta still has not looked at the 25 or so people assembled in the courtroom.
Day 7 of Magnotta's preliminary hearing