When it comes to wild and sordid tales, this one has to hit near the top of the list. As Gabriella Paiella puts it over at NYMag, we’ll be robbed if this doesn’t become a Lifetime movie. Alexandria and Anastasia Duval, also known as Alison and Ann Dadow, were twin sisters who went across the country as fledgling yoga personalities with a very sketchy business history. The past tense is in play here because Alexandria has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for killing her sister by driving off a cliff:
Alexandria Duval appeared in a Wailuku courtroom Monday on a second-degree attempted murder charge, her arm in a sling but, surprisingly, able to walk. She is currently being held without bail.
Newly released court documents reveal more bizarre twists to an already shocking incident, including witness accounts that the two women were “screaming and arguing with each other,” and “the passenger was pulling at the driver’s hair and the steering wheel.”
Maui firefighters and police responded to the Puuiki area, about four miles south of Hana at 4:42 p.m., Sunday, May 29, after the SUV went over the makai shoulder directly across of St. Peter Catholic Mission Church.
Rescue crews had to manually pry the sisters from the vehicle as it lay on lava rock surrounded by water.