Alexandria Duval, whose SUV plunged off a 200-foot Maui cliff last month, killing her twin sister in an alleged "murder crash," was freed Wednesday by a judge in Hawaii after he determined there was not enough evidence to prove the death was intentional.
Anastasia Duval, 37, died and Alexandria Duval was left in critical condition when a Ford Explorer SUV Alexandria Duval was driving plunged from the Maui's Hana Highway off a sea cliff on May 29, Hawaii News now reported
Witnesses told police that they saw the women fighting inside the vehicle before the crash; they claimed to see the passenger pulling the driver's hair before the SUV drove off the cliff. Alexandria Duval was arrested last week on second-degree murder charges when she was attempting to fly to New York for her sister's funeral, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Authorities claimed Alexandria Duval purposely caused the accident, but Wailuku district judge Blaine Kobayashi found no probable cause for the charge, Maui prosecuting attorney John Kim told the Star-Advertiser.
Alexandria and Anastasia Duval used the names Alison and Ann Dadow, respectively, according to CBS News.
They bolted from what appeared to be a successful yoga studio business in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. At one point, they were reportedly approached by a reality television show producer about a possible series, but that fell through just when they expanded into West Palm Beach, a witness told CBS News.
Leslie McMichael, a reported spiritual advisor for the twins, told CBS that they were counting on the reality show to finance them but instead left for Park City, Utah, and opened up a new yoga studio in 2014.
The twins, though, landed into trouble with police there, and they faced drunken driving, intoxication, and leaving the scene of an accident charges before moving again to Hawaii in search of a fresh start, CBS News said.
Hawaii News Now said the twins were arrested for disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening in Maui on Dec. 24, 2015, then failed to appear for court proceedings and bench warrants were issued.
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