Hawaii Judge Finds Woman Not Guilty Of Driving Off A Cliff And Killing Her Twin

FILE of Alexandria Duval (Alison Dadow) in a Hawaii court (KHON2 photo)

Alexandria Duval, a former yoga teacher accused of killing her identical twin sister Anastasia Duval by intentionally driving off a cliff in Maui in 2016, was found not guilty by a judge on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Duval, 39, forewent a trial by jury and opted to have Hawaii Circuit Judge Peter Cahill decide the case.

Alexandria (born Alison Dadow) survived the 200-foot fall to the rocky shoreline below. But Anastasia (born Ann Dadow), who was sitting in the passenger seat, died at the scene.

During opening statements on Monday, prosecutors alleged the crash was intentional, while Duval’s defense attorney said the crash was “an accident, not murder.”

A motive for the alleged murder remains unclear. Duval has been charged twice over his sister’s death — initial charges against her were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Before the crash, the sisters were seen allegedly “physically fighting within the car.” Another witness allegedly heard “screaming” coming from the SUV, according to Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Emlyn Higa.

People, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 2, 2018