03/16/77 - 08/20/95
Beloved son of Earl And Patricia March
Brother of Christina March
The NMSOH Web site is lovingly
dedicated to Gary James March.
03/11/2015 - Projected Parole Eligibility Date May 2029
- The Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico has affirmed the
convictions of Shawn Paul Loyd. We can finally get our sons
belongings that are being held by the state.
Albuquerque Tribune Article
04/24/00 - Guilty First Degree Murder
04/17/00 - The trial begins.
03/06/00 - Another arraignment was held on Sean Loyd. He is currently being
held on a $500,000.00 cash only bond at BCDC. The trial is set to begin with jury
selection on 04/17/00 at 8:00 a.m. before Judge Albert S. "Pat" Murdoch at the
Second Judicial District Court.
03/01/00 - Shawn Loyd was indicted by another Grand Jury for the murder of Gary and is
being held on 500000.00 cash only bond.
02/28/00 Due to a legal technicality - State of NM vs Ulibarri - the
Shawn Loyd was dismissed along with thousands of others.
Shawn Paul Loyd has been paroled from the custody of the state corrections department in
June of 1999. He is currently in the custody of BCDC, being held on a $500,000 cash
bond and is awaiting trial. No date for the trial has been set yet.
December 24, 1998, Arraignment of accused murderer Shawn Paul Loyd. Shawn Paul Loyd
pleaded - Not Guilty. Judge Woody Smith retained a $500,000.00 cash only bond.
On November 30th 1998 the Grand Jury indicted the prime suspect Shawn Paul Loyd
a.k.a. Shyboy with an open
count of MURDER as well as other
charges in the murder of our sweet, loved one, Gary James March. The
arraignment is scheduled for December 24th at 8:30 a.m. We want to thank all those
who have helped in this effort. We will never give up the fight to bring all those
involved with the brutal, senseless, murder of Gary to Justice!
Thanks to Virginia Garcia for supplying photos of this
murderer, Shawn Paul Loyd
Shawn Loyd was incarcerated in a
New Mexico prison on a violent felony conviction, he had a projected release of early
1999. This crime was unrelated to the murder of Gary James March.
He was released to the custody of BCDC to await trial for murder
of Gary March.
The March Family
Our beloved son Gary was brutally shot to
death on August 20th, 1995. Our life as it was is gone forever, because without Gary
in our lives we can barely function. Our hopes, dreams, and what we thought of
as reality, are gone. Gary was kindhearted and gentle. He would never have
hurt a soul. Several of the people he thought were his friends decided he did not deserve
to live. Somehow these cowards justified to themselves that they had the right to
end his life and destroy the lives of those who loved him. It is incomprehensible to
us that anyone could hate our son so much that they would harm him much less slaughter him
like he was nothing to this world. We are waiting patiently for the justice system
to do what it will to Gary's murderers. We know whatever happens it will not be
enough to repay what they took from this world. The death penalty is the only
penalty that would be justice for Gary's murder and give us some resolution while we try
to live the rest of our lives without him.
We can not put into words how much we miss Gary. He was not perfect, at age 18, but
he was getting there. He would have grown up, we're sure, to make some lucky girl
happy. He would have been a wonderful uncle and father because he loved children,
especially babies. He was just finding he had a real knack for computers and we
think he would have done well if he choose to go into some computer profession. He
loved his little sister Christina. They were only 1 year apart and lot's of people
thought they were twins. Even though Christina acted like Gary's second mom
sometimes, he would try to act tough when the boys started taking an interest in his
little sister. Christina will miss giving her brother advice and asking his opinion
when she couldn't talk to anyone else. That is something she will have to live
without for the rest of her life.
Gary always treated his friends well and trusted them with out question. We don't
know what we could have done to prevent his murder and it makes us suffer even more to
think somehow we could have prevented it. But, the what ifs don't really mean
anything when we put it in perspective. We did not cause Gary's murder, Gary
did not cause it, society did not cause it... The murderer chose to pull the trigger and
murder Gary. Gary deserved to live!. The murderer now deserves to die!
A few words from Gary's friends.
As I sit here at night after a hard day
of work, I lay in bed and something's not right. I sit with no peace in my mind, and
I reminisce about my Dawg. A homie that made a spot in this world for a short
time. He will stay in my heart for a lifetime. May Gary and the SK click live
To my homie Gary March, yo rest in
I'll never forget you just because you're deceased.
Because in my heart you will always live,
for all the joy and laughter you use to give.
Until the end of time I'll be by your side,
and I can't understand why you had to die.
Days go by and I wish you were here,
but I stop by your site to let you know that I care.
Remembering when we use to hang out together,
and hope where you're at is a whole lot better,
than this heartless world and this life of sin,
and can't wait to see my little dawg's face again.
The people that killed you will die, this I swear.
When I think of you I can't help but shed tears.
In loving memory of my homie Gary March
Gary was someone who loved animals and
would do anything for his friends. He was always enjoyable to be around and loved
life very much. He lives now in his family and true friends hearts, and speaks
through our memories of him. Gary, there is no way to measure how much you meant to
everyone and your time with us is valued greatly. Gary, you will never be
The following picture was taken by
the Weekly Alibi for a cover story they were doing on Murder, which was printed the week
of the one year anniversary of Gary's murder. We had been hanging reward posters for
the last year when it came to the attention of writer Patrick Sullivan. He asked if
he could feature Gary in his story about murder. We declined to be interviewed
because of the ongoing investigation but said he could still feature Gary in his
article. This is the ditch where Gary was murdered. At the site Gary's
grandfather, Arnold March, put up a beautiful wooden cross with Gary's full name on
it. The Virgin Mary Statue was left by one of Gary's friends and we placed the
flowers there. We feel the article was well written and if you would like to read it
just click on the Weekly Alibi Cover picture below.