Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has been granted conditional day parole.
She must first complete a residential treatment program for substance abuse before moving to a halfway house.
After six months, the parole board will then review the decision.
Ellard is serving a life sentence for killing 14-year-old Reena Virk near Victoria in 1997.
She was denied parole at a hearing last year despite admitting for the first time she was responsible for Virk’s death.
Ellard was 15-years old when she smashed Virk’s head against a tree and held her underwater until she stopped moving.
Her case made news last October after a report said she was eight months pregnant following a conjugal visit with her boyfriend.
Further information about her baby has not been released but her baby does live with her at a women’s prison in Abbotsford.
Ellard has had escorted absences from the prison in the past, likely for medical appointments.
-With files from The Canadian Press