Here are some verifiable facts.
Roman custom was to let a person hang suffering on a cross for days & then throw the body out for scavengers to eat. Jewish custom was much more merciful.
Deuteronomy 21:22-23 tells us how a dead body was removed from the cross because it was not to remain all night upon the tree. Burial that same day was required.
The day Jesus was crucified was the Friday before a High Sabbath Day which also was the Passover Celebration. The Jews demanded all 3 of the men be removed from their crosses before sundown to not break their custom.
The two criminals had there legs broken to hasten death. When the Roman soldiers got to Jesus, they did not break his legs as they noticed HE was already dead. One of the soldiers did pierce his chest and a stream of blood & water came out of Jesus. Dead people do not normally bleed.
Medical knowledge suggests that in cases of a ruptured heart, the blood in the heart mixes with the fluid in the pericardium, which surrounds the heart. The spear that went into Jesus hit that sack of fluid indicating that Jesus had not died from His physical injuries but from a broken heart as He bore the sins of the world. Our sins crushed His heart.
Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
One of Jesus disciples did not run from the event. His name was John. He wrote in his Gospel that he was an eyewitness of the events of that dark day.