A woman accused of deliberately driving her SUV off a cliff to kill her twin sister will return to Hawaii to face a murder charge, according to reports
A woman accused of deliberately driving her SUV off the side of a cliff to kill her twin sister will return to Hawaii this month to face a second-degree murder charge, according to multiple reports.
“She’s just anxious to get back in order to be able to defend herself on the case,” defense attorney Kevin K. O’Brien told the Associated Press. “Her big fight is not here, it’s in Hawaii.” (O’Brien’s office declined to comment to PEOPLE.)
The 38-year-old has been charged — for the second time — with the murder of her twin sister, Anastasia Duval (born as Ann Dadow), who died after Alexandria allegedly plunged their SUV about 200 feet off of a cliff in Maui, Hawaii, on May 29. Alexandria has not entered a plea. A former boyfriend of the victim told PEOPLE she and her sister had a toxic relationship.
The original murder charge against Alexandria was dismissed by a judge in June due to a lack of probable cause. In November, she was arrested again when a grand jury in Maui County, Hawaii, indicted her on a second-degree murder charge and set bail at $3 million.
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Alexandria was tracked down in Albany, New York, after Hawaiian authorities issued a murder warrant. When she was found, she allegedly attempted to flee from officials, according to a police statement at the time.
“She never thought she was fleeing,” O’Brien told the AP.
In August, Alexandria was arrested for driving under the influence and other traffic violations in New York. She spent three weeks in jail for the incident, according to ABC News.
The identical twins were born in Utica, New York, and formerly owned and operated yoga studios in Palm Beach County, Florida, and Park City, Utah. They had moved from Florida to Utah and then to Hawaii before the fatal crash.
Alexandria is expected to return to Hawaii later this month.