An emergency room nurse on duty the night Diane McIver died of a gunshot wound testified Friday that she overheard a lawyer tell the woman’s husband, Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, “This is what you’re going to tell them.”

“I had the impression there was a plan being enacted,” Emory University Hospital ER nurse Terri Sullivan said. Tex McIver, a woman wearing a cowboy hat she identified as family friend Dani Jo Carter and a man carrying a legal pad that prosecutors have identified as McIver’s attorney, Stephen Maples, “were kind of huddling like … a sports team, kind of holding on in a small circle,” she said.