Police subsequently shot Menghesha multiple times before taking him into custody.
Prosecutors from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office sought the death penalty against Menghesha. He accepted a negotiated plea agreement in lieu of a death penalty trial.
“The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office prosecution of this case and the court’s sentence makes it clear that attacks on our law enforcement officers have no place in our state,” said South Fulton Police Chief Keith Meadows. “Many of our officers worked with and cherished Detective Green during his time with us. Terence’s void will never be filled; however, his family, coworkers, and friends can hopefully gain some closure with this conviction.”