Very informative precis! Meanwhile, the State College paper Centre Daily reported:

>> McGettigan [the prosecutor] used a peremptory challenge to remove a man who said his wife once made a $50 donation to The Second Mile.<<

I guess you might as well use one of your peremptories, when the connection is that slight. Sounds like the strategy is to show you're struggling to sanitize the jury.

Link to article at

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/06/08/3221796/charity-witness-ties-examined.html#storylink=cpy