Can you ask Cheryl where she works? I don't recall seeing that information in the interview transcript. Is she a housewife or is she employed outside of the home?...
Interesting that she says 'he should be shot'--when that is exactly what happened. Coincidence or slip of the tongue?
I think your on a hunch maybe he wanted to feel the victims hand and maybe he was mad the victim was maybe ignoring him (Sexually Motivated)
To me this clears up johnny..I think she is being truthful
The pictures sure look like a hand to me, so how the hand could have been mistaken as the root of a plant, is hard to fathom.