The student killed at his Sac State dormitory room Wednesday afternoon was an avid history buff, a quiet religious man who had come to the school in August in hopes of becoming a history teacher or professor.
Scott Gregory Hawkins, 23, grew up in Santa Clara and was obsessed with books and reading, his father, Gerald Hawkins, told The Bee this morning.
He also had Asperger syndrome, a form of autism that "sometimes made him a target for bullies," Gerald Hawkins said.
"He liked to talk on and on about his favorite subjects, especially history," his father said. "And he knew an amazing array of facts about Roman armies and World War I and World War II.
"And he hoped to specialize up there in Middle Eastern studies and Middle Eastern history. He liked (Sacramento State's) history program better than any other schools."
Gerald Hawkins, a 52-year-old math teacher, said his son had never spoken about any problems with his roommates, including 19-year-old Quran Jones, the student suspected of fatally beating Scott Hawkins to death with a baseball bat inside the American River Courtyard dorm.
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