Alexandria Duval and her defense attorney Birney Bervar listen to testimony her murder trial Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Alexandria Duval and her defense attorney Birney Bervar listen to testimony her murder trial Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Woman pretends to be dead twin sister

THE yogi accused of murdering her identical twin sister by driving off a cliff in Hawaii, dressed up as her dead sibling shortly after the crash and tried to hit on her boyfriend, the bereaved beau testified on Tuesday, reports the New York Post.

Trial starts for woman charged with killing twin by driving off cliff.

The disturbing anecdote from the late Anastasia Duval's boyfriend Federico Bailey came on the second day of sister Alexandria Duval's murder trial.

"She began cuddling up on me, it seemed like she was flirting with me … she sat down beside me really close and lay her head on my shoulder," Bailey told the courtroom in Maui, where Alexandria, 39, drove a white SUV off the road in May 2016 - a crash that killed her twin sister while she walked away relatively unscathed.

"She put on Anastasia's clothes. I started talking to her about what happened, she avoided answering any of my questions.

"When I saw her in Anastasia's dress it was disturbing. Anastasia had just worn that dress a few nights earlier," added Bailey, who had lived with the two sisters and Alexandria's boyfriend.

The three of them were on a camping trip at the time of the crash, and the siblings were fighting because Alexandria had shown up uninvited to their vacation, Bailey said.

He said the squabbling sisters drove away while he was in the bathroom - and he never saw Anastasia again.

Witnesses on Tuesday also recounted seeing the women fighting in their car after that - including one who heard Alexandria screaming "I need a psychiatrist!" just hours before the plunge.

"The girl that was on the passenger side … she was yelling and yelling and yelling. And that's when the girl who was driving the car said, 'call the psychiatrist, I need a psychiatrist,'" said Cecelia Kupau.

Alexandria, left, was driving the car that killed her sister Anastasia Duval. Picture: Supplied
Alexandria, left, was driving the car that killed her sister Anastasia Duval. Picture: Supplied

Kupau said she saw Alexandria's cry for help while their Ford Explorer was parked on the shoulder of Maui's Hana Highway.

Other witnesses testified Monday that they saw the two in a hair-pulling fistfight right before the SUV careened off the cliff.

"Hair-pulling and punching is what I saw … The SUV sped up and then it jerked to the left," said 17-year-old Joseph Toleafoa, who was in a van behind the Duvals' car, according to Maui News.

Alexandria has already dodged a murder rap for her sister's death, when a judge found no probable cause, but was arrested again after a grand jury indictment.

The siblings were born Alison and Ann Dadow in upstate New York, but moved several times around the country opening - and closing - yoga studios, racking up arrests for DUIs and, ultimately, changing their names.

At the time of the crash, they were living in Maui with their boyfriends.

This story first appeared in the New York Post .



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