Man accused of killing mom appears in court

File photo: James Rogers appears in court on murder charges in January 2012

January 17, 2012 2:25:23 PM PST
A man accused of shooting and killing his own mother appeared in court on Tuesday.

Reyna 'Yuki' Rogers was a well-known activist in the Asian community here in Houston. Her son, James Rogers, is charged with murdering her last week inside their southwest Houston townhome. Yuki Rogers was shot at least eight times.

In court Tuesday, James Rogers, 26, asked for a court-appointed attorney.

There's still been no mention of a motive. James Rogers is a former military man.