WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A murder trial is underway for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister.
Alexandria Duval’s defense attorney Birney Bervar said in his opening statement Monday the crash was a tragic accident. Bervar says there’s reasonable doubt of any criminal behavior.
A judge instead of a jury is hearing testimony and is expected to reach a verdict this week.
Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel. Anastasia Duval died, and her sister was arrested.
Maui resident Chad Smith testified that while the women were passing him on a narrow highway he could see them arguing. Smith says he couldn’t hear anything but the women looked angry.
Honolulu news station KITV is streaming the trial online.