updated 6/4/2004 4:15:16 PM ET 2004-06-04T20:15:16

A man was sentenced to 24 years in prison, far more than what was called for in sentencing guidelines, for torching the cars of his ex-wife’s lawyer and a second attorney.

Agreeing with prosecutors, King County Superior Court Judge Julie A. Spector on Thursday gave Allan Wesley Parmelee, 46, twice as long a prison term as the top of the standard sentencing range because of “malicious, evil, villainous conduct.”

Before being sentenced, Parmelee, who has a history of stalking, larceny and other crimes, compared himself to Jesus Christ and to Jews killed in the Holocaust.

“It’s a shame justice continues to elude people such as myself,” he said.

Spector branded that remark “outrageous” and called his victims heroes for sticking with their clients despite Parmelee’s efforts at intimidation and harassment.

Parmelee was convicted in April on two counts of arson for fires that destroyed a pickup owned by Kathryn Jenkins in 1998 and an SUV owned by Cara Starr of Bellevue in 2002. No one was injured in either attack.

Jenkins represented Parmelee’s former wife in divorce proceedings and Starr represented a former girlfriend of Roger Madison Jr., a lawyer who was Parmelee’s boss as well as his roommate. Madison had sued the woman to try to recover a diamond ring he had given her.

An earlier trial, in which Parmelee represented himself, ended in a mistrial after Spector discovered that he had obtained the names, phone numbers and addresses of the jurors.

A friend of Parmelee, Rick L. Stone, 27, was convicted of first-degree arson in the Starr firebombing and faces sentencing July 2.

Madison was initially accused of sending computer viruses to the ex-girlfriend and was charged with second-degree computer trespass, but the King County prosecutor’s office said the charge was later dismissed.

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