Marvin Pete Walker Jr. (aka Shaka Nantambu) was 19 years old in 1980, when he was charged with murder and sentenced to death. Since then, he has lived his whole adult life on death row in San Quentin State Prison.
His case was littered with injustice, including perjured testimony, hypnotized witnesses, and jailhouse informants who later recanted.
In the summer of 2020, when Marvin was 60 years old, the federal courts overturned his conviction due to the racist and illegal exclusion of Black jurors from his trial . The Santa Clara District Attorney is now deciding whether to retry this 42-year-old case.
Join our effort to bring Marvin home to his family, even if it means a new trial.
The Redwood Justice Fund has raised $75k to pay for this final step towards Marvin’s freedom and we need to raise $75K more. By donating below, you can help us reach that important goal.
Email us to request a more detailed information packet about Marvin and his case. Thank you for your support.