Watch: Trayvon Martin Buying Skittles and Iced Tea at 7-Eleven

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Again, sorry for turning this lovely Friday morning into a spectacle for the macabre.  But, in a new video released along with yesterday's cache of documents related to George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin, you can now see the last documented minutes of Trayvon Martin's life. (Videos below)

It's eerie, and forgive us for dropping a pop culture reference--but the surveillance video is reminiscent Six Feet Under's cold openers: Martin has no idea he's about to die, and the audience can't help him. Granted, the videos of Martin aren't going to solve what happened that night: They simply show a kid in a hoodie buying something from a convenience store. So why can't we stop watching?

Here's one more angle: 

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