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Judge won’t dismiss charge against woman accused of killing twin on Maui

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    In this Oct. 12, 2011, file photo, Anastasia, left, and Alexandria Duval, known as Alison and Ann Dadow before they changed their names, stand in the window of their yoga studio in West Palm Beach, Fla.

A judge in Hawaii has denied a motion to dismiss a murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Maui and killing her identical twin sister.

Alexandria Duval’s defense attorney had argued that the charge should be dropped because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her. The argument was rejected Tuesday.

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

A judge found no probable cause and released Alexandria Duval, who was arrested again in Albany, N.Y., after being indicted.

Defense attorney Birney Bervar says Duval doesn’t want a jury trial. She is scheduled for trial in January before Judge Peter Cahill. Bervar says he believes Cahill will be fair.

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