Note: this WU is intended to correct a few people who blame the Romans for the death of Christ. Or the Jewish people as a group for that matter. Neither were truly responsible.
The real opponents of Jesus where the Pharisees, the most important of which were Caiaphas the high priest, and Annas. The Pharisees as listed in Mathew 26:3 were the " . . .chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the temple . . ." It was they who offered Judas Iscariot silver to betray Jesus. They who condemned him and when Pontius Pilate offered to release one prisoner for the festival, it was they who arranged that Barabbas the thief would be released instead of the innocent Christ.
The emnity was mutual. Matthew 23 is one long harangue against the Pharisees, where Christ calls them as hypocrites, in love with power and privilege rather than the poor and downtrodden. And he comes to the temple and overthrows the tables of the moneychangers. To modern ears the story of the moneychangers sounds worse than it actually is. Money in ancient times was often local, and you had to exchange moneys for something the temple could spend before donating. A modest fee was accepted and normal. But these individuals were profiteering, and kicking something back to temple officials. It was this and not the act of moneychanging which drew Jesus's ire.
In Luke we have a very long episode where Jesus is brought before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate. In Luke 23:14 Pilate expressly denies Christ's guilt, saying . . . I, having examined this man before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him." In Luke 23:22 Pilate tries for a third time to appease the mob, and win Christ's release.
Nope, the Romans didn't kill Christ. It was the entrenched leaders of a dogmatic religion. In the scriptures, the Romans are never more than errand boys.