The old man sat up in his bed one night and wondered; why is my butler acting so strange? It really confused him, although he did think that his butler may be planning to do something.
One night, the old man is awakened by a strange noise, "Who's there?" He calls out. He sits up for hours, looking around in the dark.
Falling Action pt2
The next morning, the old man warns his neighbors. He feared that his butler may do something to him. He said, "If he tries anything, I will let out one scream--and one scream only. That'll signal you to call the police."
The following night, the butler snuck into the old man's chamber. He accidentally slipped his thumb onto the metal part of the lantern, startling the old man. As the old man shrieks, the butler flips the mattress on top of him, making his suffocate.
The neighbor heard the old man's shriek and called the police as told. She worried about the old man. She kept her distance from the house, in fear of being accused for anything.
The butler eventually admits to killing the old man, and is taken to jail. However, the police learned that he is out of his right mind, and sent him to an Insane Asylum.