Meanwhile. Peter denied his affiliation with Jesus three times, and at once the chicken crowed. Jesus said this would happen, so Peter wept
Hey, you know Jesus?
Jesus was handed over to Pilate, the Roman governor. He felt sorry for him so he let the people decide. He brought Barbarus, a well known criminal and Jesus in front of the people and asked the crowd who should be released.
Who shall I release? Jesus or Barbarus?
I am not responsible for Jesus' death, this was a fully democratic vote.
Many shouted that they wanted Barabbas to be released, and Jesus to be crucified. Pilate washed his hands, to demonstrate that he was not responsible for Jesus’ death. He then had Jesus scourged and handed him over for crucifixion.