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Former Palm Beach County yoga teacher acquitted of murder in Hawaii crash that killed twin sister

Posted at 9:39 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 23:18:58-05

HONOLULU (AP) - A former Palm Beach County yoga teacher accused of deliberately driving off a Hawaii cliff and killing her identical twin sister has been acquitted of murder.

A judge found Alexandria Duval not guilty Thursday. Duval opted to have a judge instead of a jury decide the case.

The sisters were seen arguing on the narrow, winding Hana Highway on the island of Maui before their SUV plunged 200 feet over a cliff in 2016.

Anastasia Duval was in the passenger seat and died.

Alexandria Duval was arrested, but a judge later ordered her released after finding no probable cause for a murder charge. Duval was arrested again months later in Albany, New York, after a grand jury in Hawaii indicted her.

Maui Prosecuting Attorney J.D. Kim says he's disappointed by the verdict.

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