Rockefeller Auguste, readers may remember from August
, felt poorly used by his young bride. and police caught him trying to arrange for a hitman to kill her and bring back to him her hand -- along with the $27,000 diamond ring that he had given her, and which she was presumed to be wearing on said hand. Now he says "I regret the situation that I had" -- at least that's what he told the judge who today sentenced him to two years
. Auguste's hitman turned out to be an undercover cop, making for an unusually speedy resolution to the case. Auguste's lawyer said his client had been under a lot of pressure and experienced money troubles, which is to expected from a man who had given away not only a lavish ring, but also the samurai sword he gave the officer to sever his wife's hand, though maybe he intended to return both for a refund (the ring and the sword, we mean). His wife's whereabouts are at present unknown.