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Four Arrested in Brutal Beating, Branding of Gay Chilean Man

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Four suspects in the brutal attack on Chilean gay man Daniel Zamudio have been arrested, Chilean news outlets are reporting. Zamudio, 24, was burned, had his ear sliced, and was branded with a Swastika by his attackers.

Attackers_zamudioWrites Michael Lavers at EDGE:

Prosecutors maintain that Raúl Alfonso López Fuentes, 25, Alejandro Axel Angulo Tapia, 26, Patricio Iván Ahumada Garay, 25, and Fabián Alexis Mora Mora, 19, brutally attacked Daniel Zamudio, 24, in Parque San Borja on March 6. The suspects allegedly struck Zamudio with bottles, rocks and other blunt objects before they cut off part of his ear, carved swastikas into his chest and burned other parts of his body with cigarettes.

El Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) and various Chilean newspapers have reported that López, Angulo, Ahumada and Mora called themselves "nazis del Centro" or "the Downtown Nazis."

Movilh spokesperson Rolando Jiménez told El Mercurio after police arrested the four suspects that they confessed to the crime. "We are happy," said Jiménez. "When the authorities told me (about the arrests) I immediately called Daniel’s family."

Photos of the suspects under arrest can be seen here.

Zamudio has reportedly regained consciousness, according to the LGBT rights group MOVILH.


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  1. Typical cowards, hiding their faces. What? They aren't proud of what they did?

    Posted by: fritzrth | Mar 12, 2012 10:45:21 AM

  2. Good. I hope their victim recovers soon and can testify against them in court.

    Posted by: RWG | Mar 12, 2012 10:47:06 AM

  3. We have a bunch of those idiots here too. What they fail to realize is that, had Hitler succeeded, they would've been as much of a target as the victim.

    Posted by: Syrax | Mar 12, 2012 11:02:10 AM

  4. WTF?...

    Posted by: tonnyd | Mar 12, 2012 11:08:32 AM

  5. It's heartening that these suspects were discovered within days of the crime. While this is still an unspeakable tragedy, I wish all bias crimes were handled as swiftly.

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER | Mar 12, 2012 4:08:14 PM

  6. Glad they were caught and let's hope justice prevails and they go to prison.
    Sick cowards.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 12, 2012 4:48:41 PM

  7. So, all 4 of them confessed to the attack once they'd been arrested? Either there was some amazingly strong evidence linking them to it, or these are 4 reallllly stupid punks! At least 2 of them have a real air of arrogance about'em in their mugshots...or maybe they're just sort of, well, simple-minded. Hope the f&%#ers FRY.

    Have there been any updates on Daniel's condition since he regained consciousness? Poor, sweet kid.

    Posted by: jim | Mar 12, 2012 9:27:14 PM

  8. @Syrax you took the words right out of my mouth. I was so confused as to why they would call themselves NAZIs.

    My heart is with Daniel's family. I hope he gets justice.

    Posted by: felix | Mar 28, 2012 12:07:31 AM

  9. they are not white so why did the media call them nazis?

    they look like the typical rap music lovers which the queers refuse to admit causes young men to hate queers.

    almost all gay bashers love rap music not neo nazi music.

    Posted by: mister larry | Mar 28, 2012 8:38:01 PM

  10. what an effing shame this is. shame on all of us for our absolute lack of tolerance and acceptance. this should be a reminder to all of us that homophobia and acceptaance should be taught in schools.

    Posted by: brad | Mar 30, 2012 9:23:40 AM


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