A bizarre and complicated murder story has landed Alison Dadow behind bars.
The yoga teacher was accused of murdering her twin sister Ann Dadow, after their SUV plunged from a 200-foot cliff in Maui on May 29.
The New York Daily News claims Alison was behind the wheel, and witnesses saw the sisters fighting right before she hit the gas.
One of those witnesses, Lawrence Lau, told Hawaii News Now, “You could tell she was very violently swearing at somebody else in the car. She was mad and when she took off, it was in a rage. So she floored it and was in a rage as she sped past us.”
Her Ford Explorer reportedly hit a wall before going off the cliff. Court records obtained by KHON-2 indicate that Alison made no attempt to brake.
Alison was arrested on a second-degree murder charge at a Maui hotel on June 3. She was suspected of trying to leave the state, according to the Daily News.
She appeared in court June 6 with her lawyer, Todd Eddins. He told reporters, “Alison did not try to harm herself or the person she most loved and was closest to in the world. They were in the process of building a business plan and were aspiring to open up studios here. They had an extremely close bond.”
The twins, 37, had a troubled past, and in recent months they even changed their names to Alexandria and Anastasia Duval.
They were well-known in Palm Beach, Florida for their Twin Power Yoga studios, however, they unexpectedly closed shop in 2014. GossipExtra claims they left without paying employees or refunding members.
They moved to Utah where they opened another studio, but later filed for bankruptcy. The twins moved to Hawaii in December.
Both have criminal records. According to GossipExtra, Alison’s rap sheet includes suspicion of driving under the influence, fleeing the scene of an accident, driving without proof of insurance, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Ann’s record included public intoxication, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, and interference with an arrest, disorderly intoxication, battery and resisting arrest, as well as other misdemeanors.