SHOT WITHOUT ANY WARNING
Former City Trustee of Kern Fatally Wounded by a Sheepman of Bakersfield
THOUGHT TO BE INSANE
Frank Grimaud Opens Fire on Marius Cesmat as the Latter Is Leaving a Hotel
BAKERSFIELD – June 29, 1904. — Marius Cesmat, a prominent citizen and former City Trustee of Kern, was shot shortly after noon today by Frank Grimaud, a sheepman. Two bullets struck Cesmat, one above the left eye and one in the neck. The wounds are believed to be fatal. Grimaud is in Jail.
Cesmat had just come out of the Metropole Hotel, on I street, near the Southern Pacific depot, and was unarmed when Grimaud came up and fired without warning. Cesmat fell to the ground wounded and Grimaud fired a second shot into his body before he was seized by officers and led away to jail. Both men were natives of France and have lived many years in this county. Grimaud is thought to be insane.