returns, that he remain under pledges to stand trial if anyone wishes to proceed  against him. From which the converse appears that if the inquest finds him guilty  and he returns before outlawry he is not to be released on finding pledges but  (because of the prior inquest) kept in custody and in prison until he has cleared  himself of1 the crime alleged against him.2
Which cause of outlawry ought to be regarded as true and
[which as] presumptive.  The cause of an outlawry may sometimes be true, sometimes presumptive. True,  when wickedly and feloniously in breach of the king's peace, in the presence of  many bystanders and onlookers, or at least within the sight and hearing of one  who has an interest enabling him to appeal, a man has been slain, or seriously  wounded and maimed, [or] robbed, imprisoned and chained, provided there is  someone who sues ([if] he cannot sue on his own behalf) when the wrongdoer  takes to flight and cannot be arrested, and provided that the deed constitutes a  felony,3[because of which, as is evident, the deeds [which] precede4 an outlawry  must be carefully investigated,] for some die5 through misadventure, as those  drowned or crushed and the like, [or] where, [though] a wounded man could  escape death by medical care he refused to be cured but courted death through  hatred of the man who struck him, or [died] through the inadequacy of his  physicians, who gave him the wrong medicine,6 or through taking the food and  drink he had been forbidden (which would not be imputed to the physicians) or  perhaps died a natural death unconnected with the said wound. All these matters  must be carefully investigated by the coroners, but nevertheless, when suit has  been brought, outlawry is not on that account to be deferred.
 A cause may be presumptive though not true, because of suit or an inquest made  before the justices, [even] though no cause at all exists, as where he who was  alleged to be slain is alive and well and he alleged to be the slayer, a timid man,  fled because of the suit and appeal,7 or where one appealed in two counties8  has successfully made his defence (or surrendered himself to prison) in one of them  and has been outlawed in the other, [or]