SEAN Waygood was a killer who cared, a hitman with a heart.
He was a family man, a stickler for workplace safety and community-minded.
He even enjoyed a soy latte with a dash of honey.
As part of the occupational health and safety team at Goninans Broadmeadow, Waygood's nickname was Major Pain, a reference to his army background and strict attitude to workplace safety.
He believed in giving young people a go and taught boxing to boys and young men at Broadmeadow PCYC.
He approached The Herald in August 2008 to organise coverage in the paper's sports pages for his young charges.
That conversation was recorded by police.
"Make sure there's no photo of me, OK," Waygood said.
"I don't want any notoriety whatsoever."
The Herald staff member said "front page," to which Waygood laughed and said: "Nah. Nah. Been there before. No thanks."
Police believe Waygood was referring to a front page story in The Daily Telegraph in May 2003.
Accompanying an image from security camera footage of a man running through the streets of Sydney after shooting a man several times was a story about a "professional assassin" hired by a Colombian drug lord.
The sensational story would turn out to be completely wrong, but it caused Waygood and his co-offenders a great deal of angst, some of which was captured in recorded telephone conversations.
The truth eventually emerged that Waygood was the man in the photo, but he was not hired by a Colombian drug lord.
He was contracted to kill well-known Bandidos bikie Felix Lyle [now a member of the Hells Angels] or one of Lyle's relatives.
He shot the wrong man in a case of mistaken identity.
The victim survived, but had part of his lung removed and suffered injuries to his chest cavity, liver and wrist.