Man accused of killing Fulton County detective apologizes in court

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The man accused of murdering a Fulton County Police detective apologizes in court on Wednesday.

Amanuel Menghesha, 43, was in a Fulton County courtroom for the start of motions hearings. Authorities charged Menghesha with murdering Detective Terence Green.

Investigators said Detective Terence Avery Green was shot in the back of the head just after midnight on March 4, 2015, after he and other officers responded to “shots fired” calls from neighbors in a Fairburn subdivision.

Police said Menghesha went on a rampage in his neighborhood, allegedly firing an AK-47 into people’s homes. Police fired back at him, injuring him.

Thousands of law enforcement officers from all over the country paid their respects for Detective Green following the shooting.

Green grew up in the Atlanta area. He studied criminal justice at Morris Brown and his only law enforcement post was for Fulton County. He served 22 years. He was a father of four adult sons and was engaged.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty in the case.

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