A former prison guard received a death sentence Saturday for murdering three people at a social club, making him the first person in New York to receive a death sentence since the state revived capital punishment.

Jurors deliberated 22 hours over four days before deciding that Darrel K. Harris, 40, should die by lethal injection for murdering three people in a failed 1996 robbery of an illegal social club.Harris slumped in his chair when the jury forewoman read the verdict. New York has not executed anyone since 1963.

Defense attorney Russell Neufeld said he would appeal the sentence.