Henry Lee Lucas, who once claimed he killed nearly 600 people in 26 states including Utah, was extradited to Florida on Friday to stand trial in four slayings.

Lucas was brought from Texas, where he had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Nov. 29 granted Lucas a stay in the 1979 slaying of an unidentified woman known as "Orange Socks," the only clothing she was wearing when found.

Lucas, 54, was indicted in May 1989 in the 1980-81 slayings of four people in the Florida Panhandle.

No trial dates had been set.

Besides the death sentence in Texas, Lucas was sentenced to six life prison terms, two 75-year sentences and a 60-year term for other convictions. He at one time confessed to killing one woman in Millard County and another in Utah County but later recanted those confessions.