The narroator fears the old mans vulture eye because its makes him feel cold. "He had the eye of a vulture- pale blue eye, with a film over it, whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold."
The narrorator everynight for one week will open the old mans door and wait for the old man to open his eye to kill it.
The narrorator kills the old man by suffucating the old man with the matress
The police officer comes to the house to check out the scream that the neighbors heard. "A shriek had been heard by a neighbor during the night."
The narrorator admits that he killed the old man because he can hear the old mans heart still beating underneath the planks. "Villians!' I shrieked,' dessemble no more! I admit the deed!-tear up the planks!-here, here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart
In the story the narrorater quotes,"Above all was the sense of hearing acute, I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth, I heard many things in hell." Thats how you know you cant trust the man.