Murder trial begins for woman accused of killing twin sister on Maui

Murder trial begins for woman accused of killing twin sister on Maui

A murder trial is underway for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister. Cahill will decide if she committed second-degree murder. Anastasia Duval died, and her sister was arrested.

ABC News reports Maui deputy prosecuting attorney Emlyn Higa argued in his opening statement that Duval "intentionally or knowingly" drove off the cliff.

Her defense attorney said on Monday as the murder trial began that the crash was a tragic accident. He said he had to swerve out of their way. Castro followed them and allegedly saw the Duvals stop a few times, the prosecution said. In the months between her sister's death and her arrest on second-degree murder charges, Alexandria was reportedly also arrested and charged with drunk driving in the Village of Stamford in Upstate NY.

The two sisters were originally from Florida where they ran a successful yoga business. Higa continued that a witness alleged he had heard the sound of Alexandria's vehicle and saw the auto speeding down the road.

Higa alleged Alexandria made a hard acceleration, took a hard left turn and didn't use any brakes, which according to him were three pivotal facts of the case.

"Her behavior was odd", Bailey said of Anastasia.

Bervar said Anastasia Duval was "violently" pulling Alexandria Duval's hair in the auto. "The driver's head was being pulled to the side", said witness Lawrence Lau.

Autopsy results allegedly showed that "long, loose blond hairs" were found on both of Anastasia Duval's hands.

Bervar said photos of tire marks will "show the auto not taking a sudden left turn, but just running off the road".

The two were seen arguing on Hana Highway before the SUV they were in plunged 200 feet over a cliff in May 2016.

An unnamed police officer also testified stating Alexandria's vehicle was badly damaged after the incident and when he stopped to inspect the incident, he saw Anastasia's mouth was foaming and it looked as if she had "major head trauma". The twins - whose real names are Alison (Alexandria) and Ann (Anastasia) Dadow - became well-known in Palm Beach, FL, after opening a yoga studio called Twin Power Yoga.

The sisters then changed their names and moved to Utah, where they opened a yoga studio in the high-end ski town of Park City in 2014.



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