Two men are now taking full responsibility for branding a mentally-challenged Navajo man with a swastika. On Thursday they pleaded guilty to federal charges, while a third man in the case awaits sentencing, he pleaded guilty earlier. The U.S. Justice Department explained that the three men in this case were the first to be charged with a federal hate crime. The men branded a mentally disabled man with a swastika, shaved a swastika on his head and drew on his body, while recording the whole thing. The crime happened a little more than a year ago in Farmington. The victim, a 22-year-old developmentally disabled Navajo man, asked after court, "Why, why would they, why would they hurt me?" 28-year-old Paul Beebe and 26-year-old Jesse Sanford pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges. 29-year-old William Hatch pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit a federal hate crime. "Just when you think you have seen it all as a persecutor along comes a case that absolutely shocks the conscience...what they did was far worse, branding a swastika...they defaced his body they branded him with the most obvious symbols of hate" said U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez. Thirteen years ago, Perez helped draft the Shepard/Byrd Hate Crime act that was used in this case. During a press conference Thursday he explained that there are 80 hate crime cases in the U.S. right now. Perez said, "We are here today to deliver a clear and unequivocal message. We will throw the book at you." In the plea deal, Beebe got 8 and a half years in prison and Sanford as many as five. Hatch is expected to get 18 months at his hearing in September. The victim's mother said she still can't get over what happened to her son and wishes the men had received more years in prison.