Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii released on $200,000 cash bail
A woman charged in a cliff crash that killed her twin is out of jail on a $200,000 cash bail.
Alexandria Duval, 38, was being held on a $3 million bail in the death of her sister, Anastasia, before a judge decided Thursday to allow her to post a reduced $2 million bond or $200,000 in cash for release, Maui News reported.
Duval has pleaded not guilty in the case.
She needs the court's permission to leave Maui while out on bail.
"You may not even go to the airport terminals to pick anybody up," 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill had told Duval. "If you have family members coming here, they must make their own arrangements."
Duval was also ordered to report for supervision as well as random drug and alcohol testing within 24 hours of her release on bail.
Attorney Todd Eddins had said his client's father, Dr. John Dadow, was willing to contribute up to $250,000 for the cash bail.
"He has never been contacted by the prosecutors," Eddins said. "He is supportive of his daughter here, to the extent he is willing to post $200,000 to $250,000 cash bail."
Deputy Prosecutor Emlyn Higa had argued that Duval should also be required to post the $2 million bail bond.
Higa said Dadow "doesn't have the same kind of motivation as the bond company to make sure she will be present for trial."
Witnesses say they saw fighting inside a vehicle in May before it went over a cliff.
Police say the vehicle fell 200 feet, and Anastasia died at the scene.
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