Hawaii Woman, Once Arrested in Delaware Co., Cleared of Murder
ALEXANDRIA DUVAL [New York State Police photo][/caption]A woman who had been detained in Delaware County in 2016 for allegedly driving drunk and had been found to have been accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii, killing her twin sister, is free.
38 year old Alexandria Duval was found not guilty yesterday in a bench trial in Honolulu. She had opted to have her murder case heard by a judge instead of facing a jury.
Authorities say Alexandria and Anastasia Duval had been seen arguing on the narrow, winding Hana Highway on Maui when the Sport Utility Vehicle plunged off a 200 foot cliff in May 2016. Anastasia was a passenger in the SUV and died in the crash.
Alexandria had been released when a judge had initially ruled no probable cause for the murder count.
She was arrested in Stamford in August of 2016 on Main Street when New York State Police say they saw her failing to keep right while driving on Route 23.
Authorities at the time said they measured Duval’s blood alcohol content at .26%, more than three times the legal limit and she was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed for traffic infractions.
The woman was again arrested in Albany after a grand jury in Hawaii issued an indictment in the murder case.