It's unlikely that only one man could have subdued three victims, so it makes sense to think of killers, not a single killer.
Hip-hop and faith have a long and sometimes conflicted history; but it was often presented in nuanced or subdued ways.
Obama reached for the center, as Congress' "prom night" seating chart led to a civil, if subdued, reception.
Pelosi was subdued and looked more than a little distracted.
In their place stands the quiet, nearly stagnant saga of the long-suffering Mamelin family and their precocious, subdued son.
I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish to riot in the excess of my despair.
Beautiful was her face, but stern; like the face of one who subdues but may not be subdued.
On the contrary, Mrs. Herbert was subdued and tired-looking.
Up till now he had kept right, but the vision of Florence subdued him.
Pileus: In shape like above, varying in color from bright red to dull, subdued purplish, with a distinct bloom.
c.1600, "subjugated," past participle adjective from subdue. Meaning "calmed down, reduced in intensity" is recorded from 1822.
late 14c., "to conquer," from Old French souduire "deceive, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw, lead away, withdraw" (see subduce). The sense seems to have been taken in Anglo-French from Latin subdere. Subduct in the sense of "subtract" is from 1570s. Related: Subdued; subduing.