Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay

Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay

Crime: Aggravated Murder

The vast majority of people on this planet leave behind very little as a legacy, aside from children and grandchildren. Very few of us leave a lasting impact upon society as a whole. Some people manage to change the world within their lifetime, often through their accomplishments and ideas and contributions. And then there are those who change the world after their deaths. Daniel Zamudio of Chile is one of those.

Daniel Zamudio changed Chilean society not only after his death but because of his death. His tragic and senseless murder galvanized the people of Chile to fight for an anti-discrimination law that will result in lives saved.

Daniel Zamudio was a young, handsome man. He was a clothing store salesman. He was planning to study theatre. He was also homosexual.

Daniel ZamudioDaniel Zamudio, 24, had a lot to live for — his plans, his hopes, his dreams, his family and friends. His killers didn’t care. Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay decided he didn’t deserve to live because he was gay.

Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay brutally attacked Daniel Zamudio in Santiago in the early hours of March 3, 2012.

The young man had been out drinking and having fun in a nightclub that night. He was not to know that outside the club were 4 evil bastards who were waiting for a victim, any victim, to come out. Their goal was to attack a gay man.

Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay didn’t know Daniel Zamudio. They only knew he was probably gay so they converged on him with lethal intentions.

The 4 evil bastards burned the poor young man with cigarettes. They beat him with glass bottles. They used a heavy stone to break his right leg. They carved swastikas into his body. They broke multiple bones. They sliced his ear open.

I truly hope that Daniel was unconscious for most of the attack. He must have been so terrified, alone and defenceless against these vicious thugs.

Daniel in hospitalAfter beating and torturing Daniel Zamudio the 4 murderous f*cktards abandoned the horribly injured man to die.

But Daniel Zamudio did not die that night. He was discovered in the San Borja de Alameda park and was taken to hospital. He began suffering multiple strokes and a cardiac arrest.

Friends, family, celebrities, gay rights leaders and regular folk (about 600 people in total) gathered in San Borja de Alameda park one night in April 2012 to participate in a candlelight vigil. Doctors had just told Daniel’s parents that he’d be severely brain damaged if he survived.

Chilean protestersIn cities all across the country more candlelight vigils were being held. This outpouring of support for a gay man was amazing considering Chileans are Catholic for the most part.

Daniel Zamudio clung to life for 25 days before he died. RIP Daniel Zamudio.

At his funeral hundreds of people lined the streets waving flags, signs or photos of the young man. Crowds gathered at a stage to listen to musicians and speakers calling for changes in the law and in society.

Supporters also festooned the Zamudio house with flowers and white balloons in observance of the young man’s death.

The KillersRaúl López Fuentes, 25, Fabián Mora Mora, 20, Alejandro Angulo Tapia, 26, and Patricio Ahumada Garay , 25, had been arrested soon after the attack and were charged with frustrated homicide.

All 4 attackers were housed in a medium security prison at first, but Patricio Ahumada Garay didn’t behave himself very well and got moved to a high security unit. Apparently he’d been threatening Alejandro Angulo Tapia who was changing his statement.

Patricio Ahumada Garay already had a criminal record — he’d served 5 years for assault and robbery.

When Daniel Zamudio died all 4 killers were charged with aggravated murder. Good!

These POS assholes are purported to be members of a neo-Nazi group. I would not be surprised if that were true. It would explain the swastikas they carved into their victim’s torso. It would also explain their total lack of heart, soul, compassion, humanity and decency.

Public outrage at the vicious murder set off a national debate in Chile about hate crimes. Even the United Nations waded into the debate.

“We deplore the violent criminal act that took the life of this young man and urge the Chilean Congress to pass a law against discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in full compliance with relevant international human rights standards,” said a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The national debate ultimately prompted action. President Sebastián Pinera himself fast-tracked the passage of an anti-discrimination law.

“We are not going to tolerate any kind of discrimination against Chilean citizens based on their socioeconomic status, their religion or sexual orientation,” President Pinera said.

Funeral processionDaniel Zamudio’s murder really struck a chord with the people of Chile. Kudos to them all for rising up and demanding hate crime legislation. It is sad that this lovely young man had to die for bigoted societal attitudes to change.

On October 17, 2013 Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay were all found guilty of murder. They will be sentenced at the end of October 2013. I’m thinking these assholes can expect to spend the next few decades behind bars. May they all suffer and rot in prison.

Daniel’s father, Ivan Zamudio, said, “My son will not come back, but this case may end up being good for Chile.”

That’s very true, and the new Chilean anti-discrimination law is one helluva legacy that will perpetuate the memory of Daniel Zamudio for generations to come.

The legacy of Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay is one of hate, brutality and murder. May they be forgotten and neglected as they rot and fester in their prison cells for the rest of their wretched, worthless lives.

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12 Responses to Raúl López Fuentes, Fabián Mora Mora, Alejandro Angulo Tapia and Patricio Ahumada Garay

  1. moodymagic says:

    Why is it that the truly and and beautiful souls seem to always die young. I hope you are truly at peace Daniel. This is so great for Chile the new law and Daniel you will never be forgotten. Burn in hell you 4 losers.

  2. bulldoggy says:

    Was this maybe a gang initiation for that Nazi group? I guess nasty bastards like this have enough hate in them to kill with no purpose other than hate.

  3. MsM says:

    At least something good came of this senseless crime. I struggle to understand the mindset of people like the attackers – what the hell do you hope to accomplish by brutalizing another human being to death just because he’s gay and you’re not? Hopefully they all get shanked to death in prison.

  4. 2cute says:

    I bet those four stupid ass killers got caught because they bragged about beating that poor kid. They look too stupid to get away with squat. And a couple of them look gay too. Hope they get it pounded into their asses to love gay people every day.

  5. awesomeblossom says:

    I feel so bad for Daniel’s family but they hopefully find consolation in the good that has arisen from the tragedy. I hope all 4 suffer great pain every single day for being such homophobic a-holes. I also hope all the nazis they knew are rounded up and put in prison too. Nazis should never be allowed to roam free.

  6. Scrappy says:

    I will never understand this sort of crime. Ignorance and intolerance, I suppose. I feel terrible for the family, very sad for the loss of such a lovely young man.

    I’m proud of the people of Chile for their outcry and the resulting change to the laws there. I hope they are vigorously enforced!

  7. Queen Bengalpussy says:

    Wtf is “frustrated homicide”? Actually made me cry reading this, damn you Cleo for bringing emotions out of me that i thought i’d suppressed well lol. Poor guy minding his own business enjoying a night out, only to bump into those four turd’s. Shame they don’t have the death penalty for these four shits. Maybe they could use the chinese ling chi, death of a thousand cuts, now that would be appropriate for these four cunts.

  8. LawyerChick says:

    One got life, two got 15 years, and one got 7 years.

  9. Tom Daly says:

    I agree. These gang of b******s shouldn’t be allowed to breathe the same air as us. I hope they all rot in hell.

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