4 men in Chile have been convicted of murder for torturing and beating to death a young gay man in a Santiago park earlier this year.
Judge Juan Carlos Urrutia said the four killers of Daniel Zamudio showed “total disrespect for human life”.
They broke Mr Zamudio’s leg with a heavy stone, beat him up with bottles and carved swastikas into his body with broken glass before walking away.
The four are due to be sentenced on 28 October.
Patricio Ahumada, Alejandro Angulo, Raul Lopez and Fabian Mora are facing lengthy prison terms.
Daniel Zamudio was attacked for several hours
The attack shocked Chile and led Congress in March to approve a law against hate crimes that had been waiting to be voted for seven years.
“It is typical of us, Chileans, that an accident has to happen for us to approve a law. My son will not come back, but this case may end up being good for Chile,” said Daniel’s father, Ivan Zamudio.
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