On April 1, 2015, 9-year-old Titus Wilkerson was mauled by a pit bull on his walk home from school. Over two and a half years later, the man who owned that dog stood trial. Twenty-four year old Christopher Guyton’sÂ bench trial, meaning there was no jury, began on November 16, 2017. The defendant’s fate will be left up to the judge, who in this case is Circuit Judge Jim Roberts. The attack happened down Highway 69 South on Garden Hill Drive in Tuscaloosa County.