Woman jailed in twin sis­ter’s death

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A woman ac­cused of killing her twin sis­ter by driv­ing their ve­hi­cle off a Hawaii cliff in May was be­ing held in the Albany County Jail on Mon­day af­ter again be­ing charged with mur­der.

State po­lice said Alexan­dria Du­val, 38, was ar­rested Fri­day af­ter be­ing tracked down at an Albany home. Po­lice said when they spot­ted Du­val out­side the res­i­dence, she tried to flee, but she was caught soon af­ter.

The ar­rest comes af­ter the Maui Po­lice De­part­ment is­sued a war­rant for Du­val’s ar­rest when a grand jury in­dicted her on a se­cond-de­gree mur­der charge late last month.

Au­thor­i­ties on Maui said Alexan­dria was driv­ing a Ford Ex­plorer on Hana High­way on May 29 with her twin sis­ter, Anas­ta­sia, in the pas­sen­ger seat when the SUV crashed into a rock wall, plung­ing about 200 feet onto a rocky shore­line dur­ing what was de­scribed as a hair-pulling fight over the steer­ing wheel.

Anas­ta­sia Du­val was killed and Alexan­dria was in­jured. Alexan­dria was ar­rested and jailed on a se­cond-de­gree mur­der charge, ac­cused of de­lib­er­ately caus­ing her sis­ter’s death.

A judge later or­dered Alexan­dria’s re­lease af­ter de­ter­min­ing there was no prob­a­ble cause for a mur­der charge.

In Au­gust, Du­val was ar­rested in Stam­ford, in Delaware County, on a drunken driv­ing charge af­ter au­thor­i­ties said she nearly struck a ve­hi­cle driven by a state po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tor. She was re­leased about three weeks later.

Du­val now is await­ing ex­tra­di­tion to Hawaii.

The Du­val sis­ters, born Ali­son and Ann Dadow in the Utica area, op­er­ated pop­u­lar yoga stu­dios in Palm Beach County, Fla., from 2008 to 2014 be­fore they changed their names. They moved to Hawaii in De­cem­ber 2015 from Utah.


Anas­ta­sia, left, and Alexan­dria Du­val are shown in 2011.

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