What is the resolution to the story the "Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe?

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brendawm eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The resolution of the story comes when the narrator convinces himself that the old man's heartbeat is audible to everyone and will eventually point him out as his murder, so in a fit of guilt, the murderer breaks down and confesses everything to the police.  He even leads them to where he has hidden the body parts.