Trial starts for woman accused of killing twin in Maui cliff plunge
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Trial starts for woman accused of killing twin in Maui cliff plunge

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    Alexandria Duval walked into Albany County Court, in Nov. 2016, in Albany, N.Y. A murder trial is underway for Duval, accused of deliberately driving off a cliff on Maui and killing her identical twin sister. Duval’s defense attorney Birney Bervar said in his opening statement, today, the crash was a tragic accident.

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WAILUKU >> A murder trial is underway for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister.

Alexandria Duval’s defense attorney Birney Bervar said in his opening statement today the crash was a tragic accident. Bervar says there’s reasonable doubt of any criminal behavior.

A judge instead of a jury is hearing testimony and is expected to reach a verdict this week.

Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel. Anastasia Duval died, and her sister was arrested.

Maui resident Chad Smith testified that while the women were passing him on a narrow highway he could see them arguing. Smith says he couldn’t hear anything but the women looked angry.

Honolulu news station KITV is streaming the trial online.

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