Former Utica-area woman acquitted in twin sister's death speaks out on Dr. Phil

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The former Utica-area woman who was found not guilty of killing her twin sister in a crash in Hawaii two years ago spoke out on Dr. Phil, which aired Thursday on WKTV.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 4:52 PM

The former Utica-area woman who was found not guilty of killing her twin sister in a crash in Hawaii two years ago spoke out on Dr. Phil, which aired Thursday on WKTV.

Alexandria Duval was accused of driving her twin sister, Anastasia Duval, off a 200-foot cliff in Hawaii in 2016. Witnesses said they saw the two sisters fighting in the SUV before the crash.

Alexandria Duval was arrested following the crash, then released when a judge found no probable cause for a murder charge. She was later arrested months later in Albany when a grand jury in Hawaii indicted her.

During a bench trial in February 2018, a judge found Alexandria Duval not guilty of murder.

On Dr. Phil on Thursday, he questioned whether or not there is more to the story, and more to the alleged fight that led to the crash.

“We had such a tight relationship, even with like business and even the stress that goes on with that,” Duval told Dr. Phil. “I mean, it wouldn't be like a fight where … it would just be something we would just get through, whatever that would be. And it would be very rare for it ever to be prolonged more than, I mean, even for a full day would almost be impossible.”

Before living in Hawaii, the sisters lived in Florida where they owned yoga studios and were well-known in the community. 

When they lived in the Utica area and graduated from Notre Dame, the twins were known by the names Allison and Ann Dadow.

Duval told Dr. Phil that when the crash occurred, the sisters were driving along the Hana Highway after camping with a friend, and they were headed home. She said a tire on the SUV had just been changed the day before and they were driving on the spare “donut” tire, and it was a bit rainy outside.

“The whole thing was like a tragic, horrible, awful situation,” Duval said.

To watch clips from the interview with Dr. Phil, and to learn more about what Alexandria Duval said, click here.

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