Chile: Gay teen to have leg amputated after violent hate crime

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
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July 9, 2013

PENALOLEN, Chile – A gay teen will end up having his leg amputated after he was violently attacked by a gang of six men who shouted anti-gay slurs, according to Chilean media reports.

Esteban Navarro, 19, was jumped by the gang of six on a soccer pitch on June 23, brutally attacking him with a machete, knives and iron bars. He was rushed to an emergency room in serious condition, and doctors had to amputate a foot. Since then, doctors have determined that it will be necessary to remove the teen’s leg, according to Terra online.