|Blair Meat Company, Fuller, TX|
Luda May Hewitt, a local woman whose family works at the meat plant, finds the baby, still alive, while hunting through the dumpster of the plant, looking for food. She takes the baby home and adopts him, naming him Thomas.
|Luda Mae discovers Thomas.|
|Full Metal Jacket it isn't.|
|Still shot from Travis County Police footage|
|Luda May and Thomas. Note the prosthetic arm.|
Covering this, indicating influences over the situation, was the 8 of Wands. The psychological state of the whole Hewitt clan is obviously pretty questionable, but we have sympathetic delusions here. The Hewitts are united in their hatred and fear of the outside world, and time has done nothing but strengthen the bond between them and increase their isolation. Tearing Thomas away from his family would be all but impossible at this point, though the way in which family manifests will become clearer as well.
In the past, which I related to about the time that the Fuller County police team was attacked, we have the High Priestess. The High Priestess is all about revealing hidden things and putting the pieces together. Did Thomas receive orders from another family member (Luda Mae, let's say) to attack the police team? This card is an indication that no, he did this on his own initiative. However, Charlie, his link to the outside world and source of direction, had been killed not long before. While it's possible he was acting on orders, as before, it seems Thomas has internalized a Charlie-persona, granting him a degree of autonomy. The leadership Charlie provided is now a part of Thomas, and this would also jibe well with his other Leo traits. To what extent this was a calculated attack instead of just impulse, we may not know. Perhaps it was both.
|A face only a mother could love?|
|From the Forest Folklore Tarot|