The bond between siblings can be surprisingly strong and given proper time, a loving and trusting familial relationship often develops. For twins, this bond can be even stronger and longer-lasting. However, this is not always true and the opposite might even be the case in an incident in Maui, Hawaii, after a bizarre accident involving twin sisters. Both sisters were in a car when it was driven off a cliff on the popular tourist spot, killing Anastasia Duval while the driver and Anastasia’s twin sister, Alexandria Duval, survived.
The pair were popularly known as the ‘Yoga Twins’ as a result of their popular yoga business, Twin Power Yoga in Palm Beach, Florida. Despite initially believing the crash to be an accident, police became increasingly suspicious that there was more to Alexandria’s story after several witnesses and Anastasia’s ex-boyfriend, Keith Weiss, approached police and the media with important information.
While Mr. Weiss was confident that neither of the twin sisters would murder each other, he did reveal that their personal relationship was quite toxic as a result of business disagreements, debt problems and personal quarrels. One of the first pieces of evidence that piqued the interest of investigating police officers was when witnesses to the Maui crash revealed that the twins had been arguing in the vehicle with a man named Lawrence Lau telling ABC News that he “could see a pair of hands yanking on the driver's head.”
In a stunning development, Mr. Weiss also revealed to police officers that Anastasia and Alexandria has gotten dangerously violent in a moving vehicle before. Mr. Weiss described one such incident when he was a passenger with his girlfriend and her sister, saying: “Ann was driving, and they just started fighting. She let go of the wheel and they were going back and forth with each other, oblivious to the obvious danger and the other cars around us. She almost lost control of the car.”
Not long after witness reports were filed, Alexandria was arrested by the police after being charged with the murder of Anastasia.
Alexandria pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder after being brought before a grand jury in Hawaii. However, it is too early in the proceedings to determine the likelihood that Alexandria will be found guilty of her twin sister’s murder.
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