Ojai Family Discovers Cat Hung In Tree

By Misty Volaski

An act of unconscionable violence has permanently etched itself into Gracie Brown's memory — the hysterical screams of her children. A little before midnight on Monday, Brown's 17-year-old daughter, Brittany, and her friend, Lindsey Sweetland, heard a rustling sound in the bushes outside their Grandview Avenue home. "Brittany opened the door, and saw our cat hanging in the tree," Brown said, shuddering. Someone had grabbed their 1-year-old grey tabby, Hinez, wrapped a shoelace around his neck like a noose, and left him for

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