EL SOBRANTE -- Friends and co-workers of a local hardware store employee stabbed to death last month will hold a fundraiser Saturday for the man's mother.

Daniel Joseph Stone, 51, was killed Aug. 4 when a 34-year-old Sacramento man allegedly walked into Oliver's Hardware, where Stone worked, then used spray paint from the store to color his face in Oakland Raiders' silver and black and attacked Stone, stabbing him 17 times.

Prosecutors say Daymond Agnew explained later that he was on a "mission from Allah to help people."

Stone left behind a mother and a 30-year-old daughter, according to Richard Oliver, owner of Oliver's Hardware. Stone's mother lost her job, and he was supporting her, Oliver said.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will support Stone's mother, Oliver said.

The fundraiser will be held at Rancho Sports Bar from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bar is located at 3912 San Pablo Dam Road in El Sobrante.

The event will include food, music, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

"Danny was an exceptional employee," Oliver wrote in an email. "He was one of the nicest and happiest guys I have ever had the privilege of knowing."

Contact Robert Rogers at 510-262-2726 or rrogers@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/roberthrogers.



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