26-year-old James Allen Rodgers made his first court appearance, in an arraignment hearing since being charged with murder.

Last week Rogers allegedly shot and killed his mother, 50-year-old Rayna Yuki Rodgers, along with her cat and dog in southwest Houston leaving a community to mourn the loss of one of their most beloved members.

Rogers showed up to court without an attorney and has to wait for a court appointed attorney for his next appearance. 

He's still in jail.