What always gets me about the trial of J…

What always gets me about the trial of Jesus, was when the Jewish leaders brought Jesus to Pilate, but they would not enter the Praetorium lest they defile themselves, exempting themselves from eating the Passover that year. Let me see, I do not want to defile myself by entering a Gentile place, but I can defile myself by conspiring to kill an innocent man. Of course, they should have seen Jesus as the Son of God, but knowing that they had to find false witnesses to convict should have shown them that He was at least an innocent man.