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Boozing altruist a 'Kindly Killer'

Chaovaret Jaruboon, who died recently, took the lives of 55 men during his career as an executioner but had a gentle demeanour that belied his grisly job

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What sort of person leans over a sub-machine gun bolted to the floor, takes aim at a target on a white curtain in front of a condemned man strapped to a cross, and then pumps 10 to 15 bullets into his back? 

EXECUTING HIS DUTY: Chaovaret Jaruboon poses with the original gun used to kill dozens at Bang Kwang Central Prison. Inset, with his wife.

A family man, a rock musician, an altruist, a boozer and a civil servant in the Corrections Department for three decades.

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