The narrator is very confident in what he is doing. He cant stand to look at the old mans vulture eye. He believes that he is not crazy and is just extremely intelligent.
The narrator peered into the Old mans room for 7 nights, waiting for him to wake up.
The narrator was about to open the lantern when his thumb slipped upon the tin fastening. The Old man sprang up in the bed crying "Who's there?"
The narrator quickly grabs the Old man shoving him to the floor, and pulls the mattress off of the bed suffocating the old man to death.
The narrator dismembered the Old man in the tub knowing that there would be no evidence he killed him. And placed his body under a floor board in the house.
Two police man showed up at his house after being informed that one of the neighbors thought they heard someone at the house. The narrator took them to the exact spot he placed the body. The narrator could hear the old mans heart beat, because of his guilt and turned himself in.