Twin Accused of Killing Sister Will Fight Extradition

Alexandria Duval is in Albany, faces murder charges in Hawaii
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 18, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Twin Accused of Killing Sister Will Fight Extradition
Alexandria Duval walks into Albany County Court on Friday.   (Mike Groll)

(Newser) – A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii is fighting her extradition from New York to face a murder charge. A lawyer for 38-year-old Alexandria Duval said Friday at her court appearance in Albany that his client is "profoundly distraught" and described the siblings as "soul mates," reports the Albany Times Union. He claimed the paperwork as presented by New York and Hawaii prosecutors "is not sufficient to force extradition so far."

Duval was tracked down in Albany and arrested a week ago, after a grand jury in Hawaii indicted her on a second-degree murder charge last month. Authorities say Alexandria was driving an SUV in May with her sister, Anastasia Duval, in the passenger seat when the vehicle crashed into a rock wall and plunged about 200 feet. Authorities say the sisters were fighting over the steering wheel, reports AP. A previous murder case against Duval was dismissed because of a lack of evidence. The extradition hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16. (Read more twins stories.)

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