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(idiomatic) In a ruthless and unfeeling manner; premeditated and deliberate.
He had killed them in cold blood!
Killing in cold blood was forbidden.
This case was a twelve year old girl, shot in cold blood as she sat alone at the poolside of her California home.
While she despised the man, her feelings still lacked a motive to sever his rope in cold blood and watch him plummet down to the rocks and churning river below.
Don't forget he killed his wife in cold blood and tried to kill me!
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