The Sanhedrin made false accusations against Stephan, one of the first Christian deacons. They blamed him for spreading blasphemous stories.
We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God
All those who sat in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
He then proceeded to make a speech.
..You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors. Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one......
The townspeople then stoned him.
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Lord, do not hold this sin against them