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Cousin charged in slaying of woman, foster child

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FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have charged a cousin in the strangulation deaths of a New Jersey woman and her foster daughter after they say he was caught taking pornographic photos of the 10-year-old.

Brian Farmer, 58, is held on $2.5 million bail, charged with murder and child endangerment.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Farmer was in Joan Colbert's, 62, apartment in Long Branch when he was caught photographing Veronica Roach on July 30. Authorities say Farmer killed Colbert and the girl and fled.

Detectives say they discovered the pornographic photos on Farmer's cellphone.

It's not known if Farmer has a lawyer.

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