Man gets life sentence for stabbing Palm Desert man, handcuffing him inside burning car

(Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

29-year-old Andrew John Muir was sentenced to life in prison plus six years on Friday for the 2015 kidnapping and murder of a Palm Desert man.

Muir kidnapped 38-year-old Palm Desert resident Jason Cupit and then stabbed him in the back in Indio. Muir then left Cupit handcuffed inside a car that he lit on fire off of Vista Del Norte in Coachella, according to the Desert Sun.

Muir was arrested several weeks later. He was convicted for the murder kidnapping in November 2017 after just one day of jury deliberation.


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