“That evening Martin walked to a nearby 7-11 Store where he purchased a can of iced tea and some Skittles.”
Was it ever determined that the boy purchased these items? The last I’d heard (some weeks ago) was that the store’s records of purchase for that time had been checked and there was no record of these items being sold.
I have yet to see anything about the source of that claim or evidence that it did or didn't happen.
I have asked that question in the past.
Somebody here pointed me to a story, in which a spokesman for 7-11 states that there is indeed a tape of a black man buying those items, at that store. The spokesman stated that it had been turned over to the police.
When asked what time the purchase occurred, the reply was 6:00 to 6:30.
I find that a little interesting, since Zimmerman first spots him at the clubhouse at 7:09...or at least 39 minutes for Martin to travel a mile back from the 7-11. A brisk walk would get you there in 15 minutes. A liesurely walk would take around 20 minutes. And this is on a cold wet night. To me it supports Zimmerman’s statement that he ‘was wandering around’...or not going from point A to B directly.
I have a theory...completely unsubstantiated, or course, but here it goes: St. Skittles decided to go for a walk, to the 7-11 and back...because he wanted to ‘smoke’ a little. You know, a little of that stuff he had just gotten suspended for. And, he probably wasn’t allowed to stink up Dad’s girlfriend’s place. So, he goes for the long walk, buys the munchies, and is taking it long and slow, so he can finish his smoke. Zimmerman sees him - he can’t compute why somebody would just be loitering in the bad weather, he even states to the 9-11 operator that Martin might be on drugs,...and the rest is history.
Yes it was reported that the 7-11 does have tape of a person fitting Trayvon's description purchasing items. It was also reported that the tape has been subpoenaed.
What is interesting is that the media, which normally will quickly obtain copies of this type of footage from a gas station or convenience store and show it on the air, have not done so here.
Could it be that it would show a rather large person (6'2") in a hooded sweatshirt, and not the young boy whom they have created for purposes of their narrative?
Zimmerman was measured at his booking at only 5'8".
Yet the media narrative has always been of a much bigger full-grown man gunning down a young boy half his size.