Could Arias make 'zillions' off her story?

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The Jodi Arias trial has captivated the nation, and the accused killer may be able to profit off all the attention.

Attorney David Cook told HLN's Jean Casarez that Arias could "make zillions of dollars" from a book deal, movie deal, clothing line or anything she wants to undertake.

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Cook represented Ron Goldman's family for many years as they tried to collect money from their wrongful death lawsuit won against O.J. Simpson.

If Arias is convicted of any crime related to killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, she may have trouble cashing in because of an Arizona law.

Arizona has a "Son of Sam" law that prevents convicts from profiting off the publicity of their crimes.

However, Cook warns that Arizona's "Son of Sam" law may violate the U.S. Constitution and may not be enforceable based on other such laws that have been overturned around the country.

The law is named after convicted "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz, who received so much media coverage, book publishers speculated that his story could be worth millions of dollars. In response, New York lawmakers enacted the "Son of Sam" law in 1977, which denies convicted felons the proceeds from books or movie deals.

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