Yuki Rogers' son found not guilty by reason of insanity in mother's death

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 6:00 PM

HOUSTON — A man accused of killing his mother was found not guilty Monday by reason of insanity.

James Alan Rogers shot his mother Reyna “Yuki” Rogers at their southwest Houston townhome in January 2012.

The victim was rushed from their home at Las Palmas and West Main to Ben Taub Hospital, but doctors were not able save her.

The family’s dog and cat were also shot to death.

Rogers’ younger, Joe, managed to escape to a neighbor’s house when the shooting began.

Police found an arsenal of weapons stacked in an upstairs closet. Yuki Rogers raised her two sons as a single mother after her husband was killed in a car wreck in 2000.

The native of Japan was a well-known leader in the Asian community.

She was the executive director of the International Trade Center and a past president of the Asian Chamber of Commerce.

James Rogers was a military veteran, who’s been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Monday, he was committed to Rusk State Hospital.

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