Four men in Chile have been found guilty in the brutal murder of Daniel Zamudio.

Zamudio, 24, died from injuries he received during an attack in a park in Santiago on March 3, 2012. Authorities said that the 4 men beat Zamudio, burned him with cigarettes and carved Nazi symbols into his body. The attack lasted more than an hour. Officials said Zamudio was targeted because he was gay.

The four men – Patricio Ahumada Garay, Alejandro Angulo Tapia, Raul Lopez Fuentes and Fabian Mora Mora – were chided by Judge Carlos Urrutia, who said that they were guilty of a crime of “extreme cruelty” and “total disrespect for human life,” according to the AP.

Zamudio's murder provoked outrage in Chile and calls for the government to approve a languishing hate crimes law. The bill faced heavy opposition from evangelical churches whose leaders argued that passage of the measure would lead to the eventual legalization of gay marriage. Four months after Zamudio's death, President Sebastian Pinera signed the groundbreaking anti-discrimination law. Discrimination made illegal by the law is defined as “any distinction, exclusion or restriction that lacks reasonable justification, committed by agents of the state or individuals, and that causes the deprivation, disturbance or threatens the legitimate exercise of fundamental rights.”

The men are expected to be sentenced on October 28.