The judicial process against Jesus Christ was infamous and a farce Part II
Jesus' criminal proceedings were carried out behind closed doors and with great secrecy, instead of taking it during the light of day and with a public hearing, and so unfair that he was arrested without the declaration of two witnesses necessary for him to be charged, and without having filed a criminal charge.
But one of the most striking irregularities was that the "crime" of blasphemy or failure to pay taxes was not punishable by death, unless he had carried out armed sedition, which Jesus did not do, and even so, Pontius Pilate sentenced him to death without pronouncement of conviction.
Even death on the cross itself was illegal, since in order to hasten the death of criminals, they broke their legs, a practice known as crurifragium, but they could not do that to Jesus, because when they tried it, he was already dead, as a Roman soldier named Longinus pierced his side with a spear.
The judicial process against Jesus Christ was infamous and a farce Part I (mtcspainsolicitors.com)