Surviving Twin in Deadly Maui Cliff Crash Faces Murder Charge Again
A woman who was released from custody on Maui earlier this year, was arrested in New York on Friday on the strength of a warrant issued in connection with a grand jury indictment late last month for second-degree murder.
New York State Police along with officers from the Albany Police Department arrested Alexandria Duval (also known as Allison Dadow), 37, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, after locating her at a residence in Albany.
Duval was charged with second degree murder in the May 29,2016 death of her twin sister, Anastasia Duval (also known as Ann Dadow). Alexandria was involved in a deadly crash that claimed the life of her twin sister in the remote Puʻuiki area of East Maui, in which a vehicle plunged 200 feet off a cliff from the Hāna Highway.
The case drew widespread media attention with many news organizations sifting up information on the twin’s past as Yoga instructors on the mainland.
In June, Maui Judge Blaine Kobayashi said evidence presented at a preliminary hearing, failed to support a finding of probable cause. During that hearing, the prosecution presented four witnesses to testify, including: Chad Smith, a Hāna resident; Officer Chase Bell (responding officer); Officer Lawrence Becraft (with the Maui Police Department’s vehicle homicide unit); and Maui Police Detective Gordon Sagun (who relayed testimony from the doctor who conducted the autopsy in the case).
On Oct. 31, 2016 an indictment was filed, charges were refiled, and the Maui Police Department issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Alexandria Duval. According to court records, Bail was set at $3,000,000.
In executing the warrant, a State Police Investigator from the New York State Intelligence Center located a possible address for Duval in Albany, and Troopers and Albany Officers responded to find Duval standing outside.
Police say she attempted to flee but was taken into custody and transported to the Latham barracks for processing. Duvall was arraigned in the City of Albany Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail where she was awaiting extradition back to Hawaiʻi.
On Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, Duval was also arrested in New York by state police in Delaware County for aggravated DWI (driving while intoxicated).