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Harold David Smeltzer may return to day parole, officials have decided. (Photo supplied by Regina Police Service)

The convicted child killer Harold David Smeltzer will return to day parole, officials have decided, after revoking his parole privileges in January.

Smeltzer, 56, spent almost 30 years in prison for the murder of a five-year-old Calgary girl in 1980.

He had been on day parole in Regina but he was returned to prison after a sexually explicit DVD was found in his room.

The parole board has reviewed his case and decided Smeltzer may once again be granted day parole.  The board is recommending he return to a half way house in Regina.

It was not known when Smeltzer would be back.