XVII - The responsibility of Pilate

Then Pilate said to him, "Don't you hear how many things they testify against you?"
He gave him no answer, not even one word.
So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."

Matthew 27,13