HARRISBURG – Dauphin County authorities say a man was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in the strangulation slaying of his girlfriend’s mother whose body was found after a 2019 fire in Hershey. A judge sentenced 35-year-old Calvin Purdie Jr. to 20 to 40 years for third-degree murder and a consecutive term of 10 to 20 years for aggravated arson. Prosecutors accused him of setting the fire to cover up the May 2019 slaying of 49-year-old Charlotte Chaplin at her home on W. Chocolate Avenue.

CALVIN PURDIE, JR.