Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him  and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul.  As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."  He fell to his knees, shouting, "Lord, don't charge them with this sin!" And with that, he died.
- Jesus warned his disciples that people would kill them, thinking they are doing God's will (Matt 25 - Somewhere?)... And now we see this happening. Stephen is stoned to death for blasphemy, and we meet Saul, who later becomes one of the chief persecutors of Jesus' followers... All in the name of religious righteousness.