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Courts: Wife of accused murderer in New Year's shooting outside Ormond Beach bar had not filed for divorce; bar's 18 surveillance cameras capture scene

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Courtesy photos / At far left, Christian Pursley, 37, of Ormond Beach (as shown, far left in his jail mug), is charged with first-degree murder in the New Year's shooting of Keith "Shorty" Roberts, 36, of South Daytona (shown at far right). Christian Pursley and wife, Shannon Pursley (shown in middle), sit together at their wedding reception in this photo from Christian Pursley's Facebook page, which was taken down two days after the homicide. Roberts died a block from the scene after he was struck by gunfire while sitting in his pick-up truck with Shannon Pursley at 2:30 a.m. outside the Rockin' Ranch. She ducked down as Pursley fired 12 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun as the vehicle sped off onto Nova Road, according to police.
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ORMOND BEACH -- Shannon Pursley may very well have told the police she was divorcing her husband leading up to the fateful early morning hours of New Year's when he allegedly opened fire outside the Rockin' Ranch, killing her friend and almost her, court records show she has not petitioned for a "disolution of marriage."

Elderly woman bashes into the cars of two troopers and another motorist pulled over on I-95 near NSB while trying to pull over to ask them a question

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 75-year-old woman who saw two troopers on the northbound shoulder of I-95 smashed her vehicle into theirs and then the vehicle they had pulled over after she herself pulled over Wednesday with the intention of asking them a question, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Facebook profile of accused New Year's bar killer Christian Pursley on his relationship status with wife nearly killed: 'It's complicated'

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Editor's Note: This analysis story has graphic photos that may not be suitable for all age groups.

(Courtesy photos). The Facebook profile for accused killer Christian Pursley has postings of photos of his wedding with estranged wife, Shannon Pursley, him holding a bloody carving knife. He's been charged with attempted murder of his wife and first-degree murder of her friend, Keith "Shorty" Roberts of South Daytona, who was shot to death New Year's at the Rockin' Ranch as the victim and Pursley's wife tried to get away as he opened fire, according to Ormond Beach police.

Editor's Note (added Jan. 6): A couple of friends who posted anonymously in the comment section below this story insist two of the Facebook photos are not as they appear on the surface -- that the one with the bloody knife was a Halloween costume and the cow in the photo further down was alive and being moved.

ORMOND BEACH -- In describing on his Facebook profile what he's interested in relationship wise, Christian Pursley answers: "women." In describing his relationship status, he answers: "It's complicated."

Life got a whole lot more complicated for the 37-year-old Ormond Beach man, who sits in jail on Ormond Beach police charges of first-degree murder in the New Year's shooting death of Keith "Shorty" Roberts at the Rockin' Ranch.

Murdered New Year's Day patron at Ormond bar stands tall in the eyes of his friends with remembrances at a makeshift shrine: 'We love you Shorty'

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(Photos by Henry Frederick). Hope Tinsley-Whitford, 42, of Ormond Beach, pays her respects by kneeling before  a make-shift shrine at the Rockin' Ranch in Ormond Beach for New Year's Day murder victim Keith "Shorty" Roberts, 36, of South Daytona. He tried to flee from the alleged gunman, Christian Pursley, 37, of Ormond Beach. With the victim in his pick-up truck was Pursley's estranged wife, Shannon. In the inset photo is a picture of Roberts with an unidentified friend. Out of respect for her grieving, VolusiaNews.Net honored Tinsley-Whitford's request not to show her face.

ORMOND BEACH -- Hope Tinsley-Whitford never got her hug from Keith "Shorty" Roberts, who had promised her husband during a New Year's party at the Rockin' Ranch that he would stop by on the way home and wish her a "Happy New Year's" because she was too sick to go out and celebrate.

What was to be a gateway to a prosperous 2011, instead turned into a living hell at 2:30 a.m. Saturday with Roberts' pick-up truck sprayed with gunfire by his alleged killer, 37-year-old Christian Pursley, armed with a handgun.

Judge orders accused killer in New Year's shooting at Ormond bar ordered held without bond at Volusia County Branch Jail

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(Courtesy photo / OBPD). Christian Pursley, 37, of Ormond Beach is being held without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the New Year's shooting at the Rockin' Ranch that resulted in the death of Keith Roberts, 36, of South Daytona, and injuries to the alleged gunman's estranged wife, Shannon Pursley, from shattered glass resulting from gunfire into the deceased man's vehicle.

ORMOND BEACH -- A regular patron at the Rockin' Ranch in Ormond Beach lost his life during the Early morning hours of New Year's Day and his alleged killer is not going to gain his freedom any time soon having been ordered held today without bond at his first appearance at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Man shot to death at Ormond bar while celebrating New Year's; alleged killer barricades himself at home before surrendering

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(Courtesy photos). Christian Pursley, 37, of Ormond Beach, as shown in the larger photo, is charged with first-degree murder in the New Year's Day shooting of Keith Roberts, 36, of South Daytona.

ORMOND BEACH -- A man celebrating New Year's at the Rockin' Ranch was shot and killed 2:30 a.m. by the estranged husband of a woman the victim was with as they drove off, according to police.

A 36-year-old man later identified by patrons as Keith Roberts, 36, of South Daytona, was shot to death in his pick-up truck after he left the bar with Shannon Pursley and the woman's estranged husband opened fire on the vehicle, according to police, who did not release the driver's name..

Starlite Princess with 150 aboard temporarily runs aground overnight Friday in the waters off Ormond Beach

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(Courtesy photo) The Starlite Princess had to be rescued overnight Friday after getting stuck in shallow waters ff Ormond Beach.

ORMOND BEACH -- The 85-foot passenger boat Starlite Princess based in Daytona Beach, returned to port after the vessel ran temporarily aground in the Intracoastal Waterway near Ormond Beach on Friday with 150 people on board, the New-Smyrna Beach-based U.S. Coast Guard said.

Low cost pet shop clinic to be held Saturday at Ormond Beach Police Department

OORMOND BEACH -- A low cost pet shop clinic to benefit the Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare
from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ormond Beach Police Department, 170 W. Granada Blvd.

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