A twice-convicted rapist awaiting trial for the killing of his cousin and her foster daughter died in July from most cancers, officers stated Thursday.

Brian Farmer, 61, of Lengthy Department, was charged with homicide and baby endangerment associated to the deaths of Joan Colbert, 62, and her 10-year-old baby Veronica Roach.

The our bodies of Colbert and Roach have been discovered Aug. 1, 2014, of their Lippincott Avenue condo in Lengthy Department. Authorities stated Farmer strangled his cousin and the woman on July 30, 2014, after Colbert discovered him taking pornographic images of the woman.

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He was arrested on Aug. 13, 2014.

Farmer was taken to CentraState Medical Heart in Freehold on July 14 the place he died from most cancers, in line with a spokeswoman for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Workplace, which oversees the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. Data on what kind of most cancers killed him was not out there as of Thursday night.   

Farmer’s case was held up due to appeals relating to the proof.  

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Detectives, authorities stated, discovered pornographic footage of the woman after they searched Farmer’s cellular phone.

However, in January, a three-judge appellate court docket ruling agreed with the trial court docket’s ruling that Farmer didn’t totally consent to a search of his telephone and that the images should not be admissible in court docket.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Workplace made an attraction to the state Supreme Courtroom to overturn the decrease court docket’s ruling.

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Farmer was convicted of rape in 1984 and sentenced to 5 years in jail. Nearly 10 years later, Farmer was accused of taking his girlfriend and her 15-year-old daughter hostage and sexually assaulting the teenager. He was convicted of rape once more and sentenced in 1996 to 25 years in jail however was launched in October 2009, in line with Division of Corrections information. 

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